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  1. Marquis de Lafayette: “The Friend of Liberty” and the Paradox of Slavery

    Marquis de Lafayette: “The Friend of Liberty” and the Paradox of Slavery

    By: Michelle Williams, KHS Intern In May of 1825, by invitation of Governor Joseph Desha, Kentucky welcomed its most prominent guest – Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, known mononymously in the United States as simply Lafayette.  Lafayette was the French hero of the American Revolution,...

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