Advertisement

The Infamous Duel Between Aaron Burr And Alexander Hamilton11:03
Download

Play
Douglas Hamilton, left, a fifth-great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton and Antonio Burr, right, a descendant of Aaron Burr's cousin, fire their pistols during the re-enactment marking the 200th anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr duel.  (Marko Georgiev/AP)
Douglas Hamilton, left, a fifth-great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton and Antonio Burr, right, a descendant of Aaron Burr's cousin, fire their pistols during the re-enactment marking the 200th anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr duel. (Marko Georgiev/AP)
This article is more than 4 years old.

In 1804, former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr faced each other in a duel. Only Burr survived, but the legacies of Hamilton — and that infamous duel — are still with us today.

This conversation was originally broadcast on November 2, 2015.

Guest

John Sedgwick, author of "War Of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, And The Duel That Stunned The Nation." He tweets @_JohnSedgwick.

This segment aired on July 4, 2016.

Related:

Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.

More…

Meghna Chakrabarti Twitter Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.

More…

Emma-Jean Weinstein Twitter Associate Producer, Radio Boston
Emma-Jean Weinstein was formerly an associate producer for Radio Boston.

More…

Advertisement

Advertisement