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Columbia's Legacy
Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, "Columbia's Legacy" explores the unique relationships between a group of New Yorkers during the Revolutionary and early Federal periods. United by their education at King's College, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, and Robert R. Livingston were alternatively friends, partners, political allies, and enemies. Their shifting alliances trace a critical period in the history of the new republic, encompassing the establishment of diplomatic relationships with Western Europe, the foundation of legal systems in New York and the nation, and the painful birth struggles of the party system.

"Columbia’s Legacy" was held at Columbia University and the New-York Historical Society on December 10, 2004. This Web site presents the program and selected papers from the conference.

See also The Papers of John Jay database and The Selected Papers of John Jay.

Conference program
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