Richard Henry Lee, Rhetoric and Rebellion, by Anita Marie Grimm Taylor

Richard Henry Lee, Rhetoric and Rebellion

Anita Marie Grimm Taylor

RICHARD HENRY LEE, RHETORIC AND REBELLION


A Dissertation
Presented to
the Faculty of the Graduate School
University of Missouri—Columbia


In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree
Doctor of Philosophy


by
Anita Grimm Taylor
August 1971
Frances L. McCurdy Dissertation Supervisor

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The list of people and institutions to whom this writer is indebted exceeds by far the time and space available for acknowledgment. Special thanks are, however, due Dr. Frances McCurdy whose encouragement, advice and support throughout the doctoral program went far beyond that required of a graduate adviser; to Florissant Valley Community College for support of the research and writing efforts; and finally to Walter M. Taylor who constantly encouraged and patiently endured all the efforts required for his wife to complete the Ph.D.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. INTRODUCTION
     Statement of Purpose and Method
     Review of Literature
II THE LEADERSHIP ROLE
     Prerequisites and Expected Performances
     Environment
III RISE TO LEADERSHIP
     Education and early Experience
     Lessons in Leadership: Duties on Imported Slaves
     Lessons in Leadership: Protesting Twopenny Act Disallowances
     Leadership Exercised: Preserving Colonial Legislative Prerogatives
IV. POSITION CONSOLIDATED
     Resisting the Stamp Tax
     Separating the Offices of Speaker and Treasurer
V. LEADING TOWARD REBELLION
     Protesting English Enactments
     Defying English Enactments
     Achieving Colonial Unity
VI. PERSPECTIVE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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