The Duel

The Duel

Hamilton Vs. Burr : An Event That Changed History

DVD - 2011
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On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation.
Published: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, [2011]
Edition: Full screen.
ISBN: 9781608834655
1608834654
Branch Call Number: DVD 973.4609 DUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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swyckl
May 01, 2019

I liked this Biography Documentary DVD. It was comprehensive and informative. On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr (AB) in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation. AB was one of the first males to try to give females equal rights. AB educated his daughter equal to any man. The Duel is as much about the two men who participated on July 11, 1804, in what may be the most famous duel in American history as it is about the tragic event itself. Alexander Hamilton, a poor immigrant, rose to play a pivotal role in the creation of the Constitution and the development of American capitalism. Aaron Burr, wealthy and privileged, eschewed a career in the family business (religion) and instead went from soldier to lawyer to politician. Hamilton and Burr had opposing political and personal views, which saw them in conflict over senate races, an electoral college ballot, and character issues.

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seeker472
May 09, 2017

Great little story. The duel between these two is history. This film puts the whole thing into an informative, well made film. I enjoyed it.

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BlueHippo
Apr 18, 2016

Just saw this on the shelf and thought it would be interesting. It was! I had really mostly forgotten what this dual between Hamilton and Burr was all about. I also did not realize there were 2 versions of the actual events of that day. The DVD gives some really good background on each man as well.

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