Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal is the author of Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution.

Dangerously Amiable: Lafayette Reconsidered

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, 16 February 2017

Crossing the Atlantic​ in the age of sail was an ordeal not lightly undertaken. Storms and seasickness were inevitable – passengers often had to be carried ashore. Rival nations’ warships patrolled the main sailing routes, adding the danger of capture to the perils of the sea. But for most travellers, the worst part was the tedium. Despite this, many American and French...

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