While there is no historical evidence that Alexander Hamilton was an enslaver himself, he was by no means innocent in the matter. In an interview with the Harvard Gazette in 2016, historian Annette Gordon-Reed said Hamilton was neither pro-immigrant nor an abolitionist.
"He bought and sold slaves for his in-laws [the Schuyler family], and opposing slavery was never at the forefront of his agenda," she said. "He was not a champion of the little guy, like the show portrays. He was elitist. He was in favour of having a president for life."
She also pointed out that while Hamilton references that Thomas Jefferson kept enslaved people in passing, it ignores the fact that James Madison and George Washington were enslavers too.