Lafayette as "The Nation’s Guest" (1824-1825)
by Mike Duncan
When Lafayette returned to America in 1824, he found the new nation already torn between his beloved ideal of liberty and the entrenched institution of slavery. HNN presents an excerpt from Mike Duncan's new book "Hero of Two Worlds."
SOURCE: The New Yorker
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by Thomas Fleming
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by Laura Auricchio
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