Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Rough Diamond: The Life of Colonel William Stephen Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton's Forgotten Son
Foyalty 54

Rough Diamond: The Life of Colonel William Stephen Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton's Forgotten Son (Hardback)

Pre-order for despatch on publication.


Solider, politician, miner, pioneer, scion of the President, William Stephen Hamilton led a prolific life. Rough Diamond: The Life of Colonel William Stephen Hamilton examines the tumultuous early Republic period of American history through the life of Alexander Hamilton's son.

Born in New York in 1797, the fifth son of President Alexander Hamilton, he was only six when his father was infamously killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. After resigning from West Point, Hamilton moved to frontier Illinois in 1817. The famous name of Hamilton that may have acquired him rank and prestige at one time was meaningless in a Midwestern frontier society driven by the Jacksonians. Yet, despite being hurled into a clash of economic, political, and cultural cultures, Hamilton determined to live his life by his own rules. A veteran of the Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, Hamilton was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives before moving to the Wisconsin territory, where he founded the mining town of Hamilton's Diggings (Wiota, WI). When gold was discovered in California in 1848, he traveled west, where he would die in Sacramento in 1850.

In Rough Diamond: The Life of Colonel William Stephen Hamilton, author A. K. Fielding expands the story of the Hamilton family. Hamilton's life offers a firsthand account of the formation of the Midwestern states, the realities of life on the frontier, and mass migration caused by the California Gold Rush.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 08/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9780253053947  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

A. K. Fielding is an historian and artist. She writes about early American topics so she can buy materials with which to paint subjects from that period. The author of numerous historical articles, she is the author of A Little Book of Revolutionary Quotes series. She lives in Lafayette, IN.

More books by Angelina Fielding

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £20 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.75 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Click and Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop
Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a...
Austin Channing Brown
Enoch Powell: The Outsider
David Clarke Shiels
British Jews and Imperial Service:...
Stephanie M. Chasin
Beyond Possible: One Soldier, ...
Nirmal Purja
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close