Alexander Hamilton, who was born on Nevis and later became one of the foremost early American statesmen, will be the subject of a new PBS 90-minute documentary.

Production is in the preliminary stages with filming scheduled for 2009 and broadcast in 2010. You heard it first on Nisbet’s Blog.

Hamilton was one of the most influential founding fathers establishing America’s economic system, justifying the Constitution in the Federalist Papers and helping George Washington with the American Revolution.

Perhaps because he never became President Hamilton is not as well known as many of the other founding fathers. Hopefully the documentary will shed more light on Alexander Hamilton and the wonderful little island where he was born.

If you have any little tidbits of information about Hamilton – especially his early years on Nevis – please share them with us.