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Author Nagel, Paul C.

Title The Lees of Virginia : seven generations of an American family / Paul C. Nagel
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: At Mrs. Shippen's -- The founders: 1640-1670 -- The scholar: 1664-1715 -- The partners: 1700-1750 -- The squire and the widow: 1750-1795 -- "Dear brother--": 1750-1774 -- Politics in Virginia: 1758-1774 -- Ambition in London: 1768-1774 -- A test of courage: 1775-1779 -- Romance in Philadelphia: 1760-1788 -- "The world seems crazy": 1780-1797 -- "Last of the Stratford Lees": 1786-1817 -- From Leesylvania to-- : 1754-1794 -- --Calamity: 1794-1827 -- Refuge in Alexandria: 1794-1858 -- Farewell to Stratford: 1787-1829 -- Hiding in Paris: 1829-1840 -- Longing for Arlington: 1829-1846 -- "My country": 1846-1861 -- The general: 1861-1865 -- Final valor: 1865-1870 -- Epilogue: At the chapel
Summary In The Lees of Virginia, Paul Nagel chronicles seven generations of Lees, from the family founder Richard to General Robert E. Lee, covering over two hundred years of American history. We meet Thomas Lee, who dreamed of America as a continental empire. His daughter was Hannah Lee Corbin, a non-conformist in lifestyle and religion, while his son, Richard Henry Lee, was a tempestuous figure who wore black silk over a disfigured hand when he made the motion in Congress for Independence. Another of Thomas' sons, Arthur Lee, created a political storm by his accusations against Benjamin Franklin. Ar
Analysis United States History, 1607-1865
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-317) and index
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Subject Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Family.
Lee family.
Virginia -- Biography.
Virginia -- Genealogy.
Genre/Form Biography.
Family histories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198022077 (electronic bk.)
9780198022077 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)