Mark Lender

Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington

Author Mark Edward Lender talks about his book, Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington, which is a historical investigation into the Conway Cabal, a group of American Revolutionary War officers and politicians who were critical of General George Washington’s leadership and sought to have him removed from command. Lender’s research reveals that the Cabal had the support of some members of Congress and the Continental Army.

Note: This is a video presentation of Mark’s session originally scheduled for The Pursuit of History: Forging the Continental Army on May 19, 2023. This recording features slides and audio only due to some technical difficulties.

[Recorded July 6, 2023.]

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      Mark Edward Lender, PhD, ( | TwitterFacebook) earned his PhD in American History from Rutgers University. He is Professor Emeritus of History at Kean University, from which he retired as Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2011. He is the author or co-author of eleven books and many articles and reviews, and his writings have won awards for history, writing, and research. He was a finalist for The George Washington Prize, from Mount Vernon and Washington College, with Garry Wheeler Stone, for Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle, 2017.

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