Lafayette in the somewhat United States / Sarah Vowell.
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- ISBN: 9781101624012
- ISBN: 1101624019
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [New York] : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000.
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