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The Resource Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)

Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)

Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vowell
Creator
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vowell, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E207.L2
LC item number
V69 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author [and others]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • United States
  • France
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 7 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn907168529
  • (OCoLC)907168529
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 7 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn907168529
  • (OCoLC)907168529
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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