The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York by John M. Dixon
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0801448034 | 264 Pages | PDF | 14.9 MB
Was there a conservative Enlightenment? Could a self-proclaimed man of learning and progressive science also have been an agent of monarchy and reaction? Cadwallader Colden (1688–1776), an educated Scottish emigrant and powerful colonial politician, was at the forefront of American intellectual culture in the mid-eighteenth century.