The Scandalous Hamiltons
Join Bill Shaffer, author of The Scandalous Hamiltons and Untapped NY tour guide, to hear about the fascinating true story behind one of the great scandals of the Gilded Age.
- Hear the true story of a con woman prostitute who met the descendant of a Founding Father in a brothel and duped him into marriage using an infant purchased from a baby farm
- Discover the beginnings of tabloid journalism and the influence of media in newsworthy events
- Explore the divisions between haves and have-nots in the Gilded Age
- Learn about the practice of baby farming (illegal orphanages) that was common practice in Gilded Age NYC
About the event:
An Alexander Hamilton heir, a beautiful female con artist, an abandoned baby, and the shocking courtroom drama that was splashed across front pages from coast to coast—this is the fascinating true story behind oneof the great scandals of the Gilded Age.
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