Hamilton Dinner: The Maria Reynolds Affair
A 21st Century Re-examination of "Corruption" and What a Republic Ought to Be
What: Joint Dinner & Speaker Event Columbia University Alumni
Who: Professor Hannah Farber - M.A. & Ph.D from Berkeley, Professor of History at Columbia.
When: February 9, 6-9PM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20015
Purchase Tickets: https://dc.alumni.columbia.edu/farber
By the summer of 1791, the 36-year old Hamilton had become enmeshed in a seamy affair. As a result of this affair, he would submit to blackmail and, ironically, fall under the suspicion of corruption from which his reputation would never entirely recover. Using the Maria Reynolds scandal as a jumping off point, Professor Hannah Farber will explore what the terms "corruption" and "republic" actually meant to Hamilton and his contemporaries, and why the potential corruption of the United States worried them so much. Questions? Write Myako Yerick at Programs@ColumbiaDC.org