Bring to life the people and places that influenced Alexander Hamilton and engage readers with intriguing primary sources! This informational text depicts in detail what life was like in bustling 18th century New York city, and examines how the city influenced Hamilton—and how Hamilton influenced the city. This nonfiction reader includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A captivating read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students’ understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.