Join our friends of Lafayette Alliance as they host fellow AFL member Paul Spalding, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, while he discusses his book Lafayette: Prisoner of State.
His monograph is the first book-length study of the five-year captivity of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, by a coalition of Austrian and Prussian forces during the French Revolution, including international efforts to win his release. Paul S. Spalding constructs this original history of Lafayette’s imprisonment by drawing in part on extensive manuscript collections in America and Europe, some of which have only recently been made available to researchers.
Virtual webinar held on May 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET.
Please register for this virtual event by clicking this link and registering directly through the host (Lafayette Alliance) system:
The Massachusetts Lafayette Society and the AFL Present:
On Massachusetts Lafayette Day, May 20, 2021 at 5:00pm, the Massachusetts Lafayette Society and the American Friends of Lafayette will present a lecture by Norman Desmarais, professor emeritus at Providence College.
The talk, entitled "America's First Ally: France in the Revolutionary War," the title of his 2019 publication, will focus on chapter one, which covers French covert aid to the insurgents before France officially went to war against Britain.
We will host Mr. Desmarais on Zoom on May 20th at 5:00pm ET. Please register for this event. We will send the Zoom link to the email used to register.
Mr. Desmarais is also the author if these two 2021 titles:
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