Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 249 páginas
Richard Henry Lee played a pivotal role during the American Revolution, yet he remains one of the most misunderstood revolutionaries. His contemporaries, as well as modern historians, deemed him a political opportunist or dismissed him as an enigma. In bridging the gap between Lee's private interests and public career, J. Kent McGaughy seeks to overturn many of the misconceptions about Lee and shows that, throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his family and public service. By separating fact from fiction and unraveling the history of Lee's life and the times in which he lived, J. Kent McGaughy brings to light not only the truth about Lee, but also the hidden history of the American Revolution.
 

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We Cannot Do without You
xv
A Virginia Dynasty
1
Richard Henry Lee Esquire
31
ChantillyonthePotomac
51
The Making of a Radical
71
The Decision for American Independence
95
Business and Politics
121
Defending the Potomac
149
Mr President
171
Killing Ourselves for Fear of Dying Debating the Federal Constitution
187
The Honorable Senator from Virginia
203
Twilight
221
Legacies
229
Index
239
About the Author
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J. Kent McGaughy is instructor of history at Houston Community College, Northwest.

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