COVID in the Time of Hamilton – Part II
PART II – PROFITEERING?
In 1799, the year George Washington died, Aaron Burr served in Albany as an Assemblyman. Since 1795, yellow fever had killed thousands in New York City and the city was paralyzed by fear of the disease which magically appeared each spring, then just as magically disappeared with the first frost. New York needed a cure, and Aaron Burr saw how he could benefit himself. Full story COVID in the Time of Hamilton – Part II
May 28, 2021
COVID in the time of Hamilton – Part I
PART I – THE DISEASE
As much as the world has, and continues to suffer from the Coronavirus known as COVID-19, we can be thankful that it is not the Black Plague, leprosy or the flu pandemic of World War I. Before widespread sanitation and health care, diseases raged through our cities unchecked. The deadly plague in Alexander Hamilton’s time was yellow fever, a disease that mysteriously killed large percentages of Americans each summer. Full story COVID in the time of Hamilton – Part I
May 11, 2021