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Article requests : In the "Memorials" section, add a reference to and a link to the Nevis Historical & Conservation Society. The Museum of Nevis History, loctated in Charlestown, Nevis is called The Alexander Hamilton Museum and is built on the foundation of Alexander Hamilton's birthplace. This museum is dedicated to both the history and culture of Nevis as well as the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Cleanup : Rework the section on Hamilton & Slavery to focus on Hamilton's actual involvement with slavery as opposed to an obscure academic debate about his portrayal by biographers. Unfortunately the entire article is locked from editing and nobody seems to be improving it at the moment.
Expand : Hamilton and the Battle of Princeton; Hamilton's private negotiations with George Beckwith, the British agent; Hamilton and the speculators, including the bailout of William Duer; Hamilton's attacks on Philip Freneau, and the misquotation.
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The section on Hamilton's views on slavery does a pretty good job of showing the complexity of his viewpoints and different interpretations of how he actually viewed slaver.
But... it reads way too much like an academic research paper rather than an encyclopedia entry. Each sentence doesn't need a preface of "[Researcher] notes" or something along those lines. Proper credit can go to the original researchers in the notes. I believe that this format is generally confusing for people unfamiliar with academia (who are a large portion of Wikipedia readers) and is just inconsistent with how Wikipedia usually looks. Blumenblatt (talk) 23:08, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Probably true, but FWIW I've seen people criticised with GA and FA nominations in the past for not making the source of the opinion clear inline in the text. Ironholds (talk) 20:10, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
I am unsure how much it has eveolved in the interveining timeframe, but I'd also point out that this seems to be biased a bit toward recent popularity, drawing very heavily on Chernow. I am not an expert enough to suggest specific changes, but I would challenge anyone interested to try to portray a more robust view of the issue by bringing in some more sources. Chernow's book is a very good one, but is not wholly objective (I';m not questioning it as a source, just saying that it would be best balances with other accounts). Some bits read as an apologetic, pre-emptively arguing against other view points (e.g. ownership of slaves). This gives the appearance of opinion in Wiki's name. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:00, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- The idea that Hamilton never owned slaves or participated in the slave trade is a fairly modern invention. See for example "It has been stated that Hamilton never owned a negro slave, but this is untrue. We find that in his books, there are entries showing that he purchased them for himself and for others."From the 1910 book, The Intimate Life Of Alexander Hamilton, Based Chiefly Upon Original Family Letters and Other Documents, Many of Which Have Never Been Published by Allan McLane Hamilton page 268 here: http://play.google.com/books/reader?id=bYk296DTf_8C&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA268 The primary source cited is a Hamilton expense book from 1796 in which he entered, "Cash to N. Low 2 negro servants purchased by him for me, $250." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:26, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
there is no "modern invention." Chernow has 92 pages that mention slavery-- a vastly more sophisticated & reliable coverage than this random sentence. Rjensen (talk) 13:22, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
I agree that the slavery section needs to be reworked. It should at least address Hamilton's own connections to the institution - including documented instances where he bought and traded slaves for the Schuyler family. This article lists 3 different episodes where Hamilton engaged in slave trading.  It also makes a pretty convincing case that Chernow exaggerates Hamilton's abolitionism. MelanctonNYC (talk) 05:07, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
I did not remove any of the sources that say he was an abolitionist, but for balance, I added some sources that say he was not. I also added some specific details of his purchasing and selling of slaves. One can't have an objective discussion of Hamilton's role with slavery without mentioning these.
Now, thanks to my edit, the section is balanced, presenting fairly the nuance of Hamilton's involvement with the institution.
Hello all! While sifting through piles of orphan articles I stumbled upon Alexander Hamilton Historical Society. If it's somewhat notable, perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me might be interested in referencing it in the Legacy section here. If not, please consider nominating it for deletion (or finding some other way to connect it to the rest of the encyclopedia). Thanks a bunch! Happy editing! Ajpolino (talk) 06:05, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
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I, Jackinthebox17, have quite the issue with your One Direction page. I see you have the potential to have an outstanding article, but you suck because One Direction is tragically no more. I'd highly appreciate if you would take it down because every time I look it up I cry because well, they were everything to me in 1857. So thank you for listening and I wish you the best of luck in life. Jackinthebox17 (talk) 20:23, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Not done: This request has nothing to do with the subject of the article. Topher385 (talk) 01:29, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Due to the popularity of the play - we shoud clarify that the 'Republican Party' in first summary is Democratic Republican Party. Not the party of Lincoln. Unless we are being willfully dishonest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:41, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
nobody will be fooled for too long--the text says it's the party of Jefferson & Madison. That is the name Jefferson & Madison used & historians prefer. People who want to learn more can click & learn in one second. The modern GOP explicitly named itself after Jefferson's party. Rjensen (talk) 07:44, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Well I have a bachelors and a juris doctor and I learned it was Whigs and Tories, and when I read it I was confused as heck. I did not know we had our 'own' parties at that time... That may be a new discovery... Or new historian made up. I was educated at a Big Ten school. However if you look at list of Presidents they are all Democrate Republicans until Andrew Jackson then it was Whig v. Democrate. Just think we should be honest unless I am misunderstood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:56, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
There's a long debate on the name of Jefferson's party. In 1790-1810 era it was called the "Republican Party" and historians usually use that term (or use "Jeffersonian Republicans.") HOWEVER political scientists for 80 years have used the D-R variation (which indeed was used in the 1810s and 1820s). They often have tables that cover 200 years of politics & then the two Rep parties get confused. Wikipedia uses both depending on the context. for lists of presidents (which are used in pol science textbooks) Wiki uses D-R. For historical events Wiki often uses "Rep". Rjensen (talk) 09:01, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
I appreciate your response. I appreciate your contributions to Wikipedia. I read your CV. I would reference, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln#1860_election_and_secessionI would also reference the books I had in College and my fathers. I am a 'nerd' I actually read them when college meant something. I grad college in early 2000's both of my parents doctorate grads, mine in science incase you cant tell from my english ability. I kept all the books I can scan them not sure where to to send them once scanned. I have my inherited fathers library and my own. English is one of 4 langagues I speak. However I think that Lincoln forming the third party of true 'republicans' is important. I think it provides hope to Americans that a third party can and has won. That is why I care. I still believe they where called Jefferson's party or Democrate - Republican. I am not a historian. However law is a study of history. Also if memory serves it was dealing with England or not dealing with them. A lot different then current political parties. Again different from current problems. Hence why we sent John Adams to England as an insult. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:47, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
thanks for the coments. Rjensen (talk) 05:19, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
@Allixpeeke: Your recent addition of content is undue. There's no way that one section should be longer than the rest of Hamilton's personal life and you've used some really large sections of quoted text. Please consider spinning that out into a separate article and chopping down the amount of text here. I haven't assessed the quality of what you wrote but it's way too long. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:27, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
@Chris troutman:, consensus above (see #On slavery section needs reframing) was that the section needed improvement. The section, as it was previously constituted, did not present a neutral point of view. I did not remove any of the sources that claimed Hamilton was an abolitionist, but I did add some sources that claimed that Hamilton was not an abolitionist in order to counterbalance the claims that he was. The section, now, is balanced, fair, and accurate.
That said, I think you make an excellent point in suggesting that the section can now be spun-out into a separate article. I will get to work on that effort. Thank you for suggesting it!