Why did Lafayette become the most popular man in America in the 19th Century?
First, because of the important military and diplomatic role he played in the American Revolution. Next was his continual support of American interests abroad. And finally, his triumphal return and Farewell Tour in 1824, nearly 50 years after the beginning of hostilities, as the last surviving major general of the Continental Army, cemented his reputation in the hearts of Americans.
MONDAY, APRIL 10 at Cary Memorial Library or by Zoom, presented by Alan Hoffman, retired Attorney, Historian and Lafayette translator. Coffee and Conversation at 12:45 P.M., Program at 1:15 P.M.
Alan Hoffman’s signed translation of Lafayette in America will be available for sale.
Register at carylibrary.org/programs