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History, Politics, and War

Hamilton & Burr: The Deadly Duel

20 minutes 46 deconds

Their bitter rivalry is the stuff of legends, but the Hamilton-Burr duel was all too real. After decades of personal and professional disagreements, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr faced off in a fight to the death. But before they fired guns, they fought with words. Watch the the dramatization of the original letters exchanged between Burr and Hamilton just months before their violent encounter on the banks of Weehawken, New Jersey in July 1804. This faithful reenactment by actors from the American Historical Theatre was presented at New-York Historical Society as part of our Summer of Hamilton program in July and August 2016.

Creative: Tronvig Group