Multiple historians here consider how to interpret the intimacy between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens during the American Revolution. Jonathan Ned Katz (1976, 1988) stresses the erotic aspect of this intimacy.
In 1976, Katz, in a first book documenting what he then called "Gay American History," presented the letters between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens. Those letters are now presented on OutHistory as Katz presented them in 1976.
Since then Katz has studied what other historians have said about Hamilton's and Laurens' relationship and he presents excerpts from those historians here on OutHistory, along with his own later essay "Alexander Hamilton's Nose."