You’ve got heard of Alexander Hamilton, the notorious American Founding Father whose face graces the $10 invoice. Extra not too long ago, he was the topic of successful Broadway musical, due to actor/producer Lin Manuel-Miranda.
However you might not be aware of Alexander’s great-grandson, Robert Ray Hamilton, who was concerned in a tabloid scandal that shocked the world in the course of the Gilded Age.
On the most recent episode of Dirty Money, hosts Dan Bova and Jon Small discuss to author Invoice Shaffer about his e-book “The Scandalous Hamiltons,” which tells the principally forgotten story of how Ray was tricked by a intercourse employee named Evangeline Steele into pondering he obtained her pregnant.
The 2 met in a Manhattan brothel in 1885 and had a relationship for a couple of years. The conniving Steele bought a child at a so-called “Child Farm,” the place undesirable children have been dropped at be adopted. Then she satisfied Hamilton that the child was his.
Reluctantly, he agreed to marry her, bringing her into his rich household. It might appear that Steele had achieved the final word fairy story. However this story is not any real-life Fairly Girl.
Listen to the podcast to search out out what occurred.