Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

Speakers/Hamilton Impersonator

Besides the scholars you have already asked to present programs, the following lecturers who are members of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) have agreed to present programs across the country about Alexander Hamilton, the Founders, and Federalism.

The funding and other requirements for their presentations can be found at You may wish to apply to your state humanities council for funding to support a presentation by one of these speakers.

T.H. Breen, Northwestern University

Lance Banning, University of Kentucky

Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa

Joanne Freeman, Yale University

Peter Onuf, University of Virginia

The OAH invites librarians to visit their web site for further information or contact Annette Windhorn (information below) with questions about grant writing, scholar availability, or invitations to speak. Speakers are also available for most other topics within American history.

Annette Windhorn
Organization of American Historians
112 N. Bryan Ave., P.O. Box 5457
Bloomington, IN 47408-5457
Phone: 812-855-7311
Fax: 812-855-0696

Hamilton Impersonator

Hal Bidlack, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Michigan, and an associate professor of Political Science at the Air Force Academy, portrays Hamilton in a highly praised Chautauqua style presentation which he has done for various state humanities councils and other organizations. He strongly believes Hamilton to have been second only to Washington as the most important Founders of the country. Bidlack has also portrayed Hamilton on the NPR program, The Thomas Jefferson Hour, and in debates with Thomas Jefferson impersonator Clay Jenkinson. See his informative web site at for details.