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Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Phillip Papas


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 declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, who was one of the earliest advocates for American independence. Lee fought on and off the battlefield for expanded democracy, freedom of conscience, individual liberties, human rights, and for the formal education of women. This book is a vivid new portrait of one of ... More

Keywords: American liberties, American rights, Britain, American independence, militia, Charles Lee, American Revolution, court-martial, British army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814767658
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Papas, author