How many of you have seen the Broadway play, Hamilton? Were you aware that there is suggestive evidence that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish?
On behalf of the JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TULSA we would like to invite you to attend a lecture by one of the country’s leading scholars on Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Andrew Porwancher for a lecture titled: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on previously untapped resources in the West Indies, Professor Andrew Porwancher makes the case for Hamilton’s Jewish ancestry and explores his ongoing relationships with Jews throughout his lifetime.
The one-hour program with a question and answer segment will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Porwancher has written a book to be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2020 also titled: “The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton.” The book was started before the play hit Broadway!
A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. His fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches Legal History as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Schusterman Center of Judaic History.
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching. A theater company in Dublin is currently adapting his first book—The Devil Himself (Oxford, 2016)—for the stage.
You do not want to miss this exciting and most interesting free presentation.
For questions, e-mail Phil Goldfarb, President of the JGS of Tulsa at phil.goldfarb@...