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A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism
by Carol Berkin
Published: 2017
Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty
by John B. Boles
Published: 2017
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Published: 2017
The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence
by S. Max Edelson
Published: 2017
Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America
by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Published: 2017
Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth
by Holger Hoock
Published: 2017

Lafayette’s years in America had given him the most glorious career it was possible for a youth of his disposition to imagine. He had fought for a noble cause, and won the love of a nation. George Washington sent him admiring and heart-sore letters after the marquis returned to France; the state of Virginia presented a bust of him to the city of Paris; the island of Nantucket sent him a 500-pound cheese. Lafayette cherished the love he had earned overseas, and never let the French forget it. When his first two children were born, he named the boy George Washington and the girl Virginia. At his Paris household, his family spoke English, and his messenger was dressed as an American Indian.

Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)