Bibliography & Credits


This website utilizes text from the Fenimore Art Museum exhibition, Hamilton’s Final Act: Enemies and Allies,


This website also utilizes elements of the online exhibition titled Interview at Weehawken, produced in 2004 by the Fenimore Art Museum Research Library.

Exhibit curators: Adele Johnson, Melissa McAfee, Wayne Wright


Lesson Plan written by Kevin Q. Gray, Manager of Arts Education at Fenimore Art Museum


Website design by Paperkite Creative


Artworks and objects photographed by Richard Walker


Online Resources

For more free online lesson plans and multimedia related to Alexander Hamilton and similar topics, the resources created by PBS Creative Media are highly recommended.


Selected Bibliography

Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American New York: The Free Press, 1999.


Burr, Aaron. Memoirs of Aaron Burr.  Edited by Matthew L. Davis.   New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836-1837.  This book is the source of one of the 56 original documents relating to the duel.


Burr, Samuel Engle. The Burr-Hamilton Duel and Related Matters.  2nd ed. San Antonio: Naylor Co., 1971. A pro-Burr version of the duel.


Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton.  New York: Penguin Press, 2004.


Cochran, Hamilton. Noted American Duels and Hostile Encounters. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1963.


Coleman, William. A Collection of the Facts and Documents Relative to the Death of Major-General Alexander Hamilton .   New York: I. Riley & Co., 1804.  This book is the source of one of the 56 original documents relating to the duel.


Cooke, Jacob Ernest. Alexander Hamilton New York : C. Scribner’s Sons, 1982.


Daniels, Jonathan. Ordeal of Ambition: Jefferson, Hamilton, Burr. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970.


Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation.   New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Chapter One, “The Duel,” deals with the conflicting accounts of what happened at the duel and attempts to tell what really happened as well as can be determined.


Fleming, Thomas. The Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America. N.Y. Perseus, 1999.


Hacker, Louis Morton.  Alexander Hamilton in the American Tradition.   New York: McGraw-Hill, 1907.


Hamilton, Alexander. Papers.  Harold C. Syrett, editor. Jacob E. Cooke, associate editor. New York:  Columbia. University Press, 1961- 1987.


Hamilton, Alexander. Writings Joanne B. Freeman, editor. New York: The Library of America, 2001.


Holland, Barbara. Gentlemen’s Blood: A Thousand Years of Sword and Pistol.  N.Y.: Bloomsbury, 2003.


Isenberg, Nancy. Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr. New York: Viking, 2007.


Kaplan, Lawrence S. Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2002.


Kennedy, Roger G. Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character. New York:  Oxford University Press, , 2000.


Kiernan, V. G. The Duel in European History Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.


Kline, Mary Jo, ed. Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.


Lomask, Milton. Aaron Burr New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979-1982.


McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography New York : WW. Norton & Co., 1979.


Melton, Buckner F. Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2002.


Miller, John Chester. Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox New York : Harper & Row, 1959.


Miller, John C. The Federalist Era: 1789-1801. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960.


Mitchell, Broadus. Alexander Hamilton New York : Macmillan, 1957-1962.


Mitchell, Broadus. Alexander Hamilton: A Concise Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.


Rogow, Arnold A. A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr New York : Hill and Wang, 1998.


Syrett, Harold Coffin, and Jean G. Cooke, editors Interview at Weehawken: the Burr-Hamilton Duel as Told in Original Documents. With introduction and conclusion by Willard M. Wallace Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, 1960. Fifty-six original documents relating to the Burr-Hamilton duel are published in this book.


Van Ness, William Peter. An Examination of the Various Charges Against Aaron Burr, Esq., Vice-President of the United States By Aristides Philadelphia: Printed for the author, 1803. Van Ness served as Burr’s second in the duel with Hamilton.


Vidal, Gore. Burr: A Novel New York:  Random House, 1973.


Wyatt-Brown, Bertram Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.