History That Doesn’t Suck
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Thomas Jefferson’s life was peppered with accomplishments — but what about the disparity between his public image and private life? Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the fact and fiction surrounding Thomas Jefferson.
Hercules Mulligan was indeed a real person who passed intelligence to George Washington, mostly through two means – one was an enslaved man named Cato, and the other was the Culper Spy Ring.
Aaron Burr’s daughter was incredibly smart and very well educated. She also vanished without a trace as an adult, and in some circles her ultimate fate is still a matter of debate.
In the summer of 1791, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds began an affair that would lead to blackmail, political rumors, a 98-page confessional document … and eventually a song in a hit Broadway musical.
Author Amanda Vaill has written several award winning biographies, scripts, articles and…be still our hearts…has been contracted to write a biography on the two most famous Schuyler sisters, Angelica and Eliza. She’s begun her research and graciously agreed to talk with us and dish Schuyler. We talk about the three sisters, the family that they came from, the families that they created, the rumors that surrounded them…basically who lived, who died and with Amanda’s help, we get to tell their story!