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George Washington's mulatto man : who was Billy Lee? / James C. Thompson.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM E312.19 .T423 2015 (Text) 00000106187560 General book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780990959229
  • ISBN: 0990959228
  • ISBN: 9780990959243
  • ISBN: 0990959244
  • ISBN: 0990959201
  • ISBN: 9780990959205
  • Physical Description: xvi, 539 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Charlottesville, Virginia] : Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia, [©2015]
  • Manufacturer: [Herndon, Virginia] : [Books International, Inc.], [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"I believe Billy and Frank Lee were the sons of George William and Sally Cary Fairfax. I believe the Fairfaxes decided to hide their three children from public view; that George William's sister Anne Fairfax Washington and her husband Lawrence became accomplices in the deception; that before he died, Lawrence revealed his role in it to his devoted half-brother; and that in a beside vow, George pledged to do what Lawrence commanded him to do. In the event the Fairfaxes' sons ever needed his help, George vowed that he would provide it."--Page 3.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-520) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
George Washington's mulatto man: Billy Lee's life: Prologue from Belvoir to Cabin Point -- The Cabin Point sale: 15 October 1767 -- The Squire phase: 1767-1774 -- The Commander-in-Chief phase: 1774-1783 -- Billy Lee's wife and family -- The political phase: 1784-1790 -- The final years: after 1790 -- Connections: Opening comment: Society in 18th century Virginia -- The Washingtons -- The Fairfax family and William Fairfax -- George William Fairfax's secret -- The Fairfaxes' second secret -- George Washington's personal code -- Billy Lee: a picture in perspective: Paintings by artists who knew Billy Lee: John Trumbull -- George Washington and groom at West Point (1780) -- Edward Savage -- The Washington family and attendant (1796) -- Charles Willson Peale -- George Washington at Princeton (1779) -- Opinions and observations : George Washington earned his place in history -- George Washington ruined Billy Lee -- Slavery and racism: Washington in the 21st century -- George Washington was not a 20th century racist -- George and Martha's blind eyes.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Friends and associates.
Washington, Martha, 1731-1802.
Lee, Billy, approximately 1750-approximately 1824.
Fairfax, George William, 1724-1787.
Racially mixed people > Virginia > Biography.
Miscegenation > Virginia > History > 18th century.
Families > Virginia > History > 18th century.
African American families > Virginia > History > 18th century.

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