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The Resource Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vowell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 30 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. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E207.L2
LC item number
V69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1611420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594631740
Lccn
2015024639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611420
  • (Sirsi) 1611420
  • (OCoLC)900623786
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1611420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594631740
Lccn
2015024639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611420
  • (Sirsi) 1611420
  • (OCoLC)900623786

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