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The King’s Famous Prisoner

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's experience as a prisoner at the hands of the British. At New Brunswick, Lee languished in a small jail cell for more than a month. Some British officers were ... More


The Bitter End

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's last days. By the spring of 1779, Lee, then forty-seven years of age, prepared to leave Philadelphia for Prato Rio, the country estate he had purchased in ... More


Washington’s Scapegoat?

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's court-martial that was initiated due to his actions in the Battle of Monmouth. On July 4, 1778, Lee was in a makeshift courtroom in New Brunswick to hear the ... More


Angels of Indecision: Virginia

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's actions in Virginia during the American Revolution and his disappointment with the Virginians' indecisiveness in declaring independence from the British. The ... More


Lee’s Southern Glory

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military victory in the South during the American Revolution. In February 1776, North Carolina militiamen defeated a Loyalist army recruited by royal governor ... More


An Ambitious Officer

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's ambition to get a promotion in the British army during the American Revolution. In June 1758, Captain Charles Lee and the 44th Regiment were at a staging area on ... More


Absolute Power Is a Serpent

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's views about monarchy and absolute power by focusing on his trip to Eastern Europe. In early December 1764, Lee made plans for his trip to Poland, where he hoped ... More


The Greatest Son of Liberty in America

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's support for America's fight for freedom against Britain. On August 16, 1773, Lee left for New York. His arrival coincided with the escalation of protests in the ... More


The Idol of the Officers

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military campaign during the American Revolution and his eventual capture by the British. On November 30, 1776, Lee sent a private letter to Colonel Joseph Reed, ... More


Monmouth

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's court-martial after the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, mainly remembered as the longest one-day battle of the American Revolution. After his release, Lee lobbied ... More


The Brutality of Love and War

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military radicalism as well as the romantic rejection he experienced in Eastern Europe. Lee's first trip to Eastern Europe transformed him into a political ... More


The Dogs of War

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's involvement in the American Revolution as an officer on the side of the Americans fighting for independence against Britain. Lee was confident that a successful ... More


The Key to the Continent: New York

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's mission to defend New York against the British during the American Revolution. Lee headed for New York on January 8, 1776, escorted by a group of Virginia ... More


Lee’s Northern Disillusionment

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military campaign in the North during the American Revolution as well as his frustration with the Continental Congress and George Washington's management of the ... More


Colonel Lee’s Son

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter provides an overview of Charles Lee's early life. Charles Lee was born in December 1731 to Colonel John and Isabella Bunbury Lee. The Lees had been living in Cheshire, enjoying the ... More


Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Phillip Papas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In November 1774, a pamphlet to the “People of America” was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to ... More


Early Encounters and Life Lessons on the American Frontier

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the life lessons learned by Charles Lee from his early encounters as a British army officer on the American frontier during the American Revolution. Lieutenant Charles Lee was ... More


Introduction

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the life and ideas of Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, in the larger context of the Revolutionary era. Lee, who became one of the earliest ... More


From Tension to Victory: Overcoming Civilian and Martial Differences on Honor and Virtue during the Later War Years

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This part studies the persistence of the old order of honor, dishonor, and the loss of virtue during the middle–late years of the war. It presents the varying conceptions of honor and virtue that ... More


John Marshall’s Sea Mine: Ex Parte Bollman and the Precatory Suspension Clause

Eric M. Freedman

in Making Habeas Work: A Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479870974
eISBN:
9781479802470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870974.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The notion of an independent judiciary that restrained the other branches was an infant with a questionable life expectancy when John Marshall stated in placatory dicta in Ex Parte Bollman ... More


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