Join us as Alan Hoffman and Richard Ingram, Lafayette Alliance Chair, discuss Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage in the United States
Alan R. Hoffman obtained his BA in history from Yale College, where he studied under Professor Edmund Morgan, before earning a JD from Harvard Law School; and he practiced law in Boston. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and spent two years translating Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825, the first-hand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America written by his private secretary. This translation was published in 2006. Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and has spoken in each of the 24 states that Lafayette visited during the Farewell Tour. Hoffman currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette.