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The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

John M. Dixon
Format
Book
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780801448034, 0801448034
Summary
"Recreates the enlightened culture of an eighteenth-century statesman, botanist, historian, cartographer, and natural philosopher who claimed to have discovered the cause of gravity and who also became one of the most hated political figures in pre-Revolutionary New York"--
Contents
  • Enlightened age
  • Pursuit of gentility
  • Intellectuals
  • Knowledge of empires
  • Otium
  • Philosophical actions
  • Against partisanship
  • Colden's ordeal.
Description
xi, 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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