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Pursuit of Gentility

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's attempts to assert his gentility in Britain and America in the eighteenth century. It begins with a discussion of changes in Scotland during the early ... More


Knowledge of Empires

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's ideas on empire as an intellectual in New York. New York's imperial importance increased following the War of the Spanish Succession, a conflict that ... More


Otium

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's philosophical retirement at Coldgenham, his country residence in the Wallkill Valley sixty miles north of Manhattan. Coldengham fitted nicely with a popular ... More


Philosophical Actions

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's colonial philosophy and how it served to integrate European and American scientific thought. The Anglo-Irish philosopher, Bishop George Berkeley, questioned ... More


Against Partisanship

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's arguments against partisanship that was prevalent in eighteenth-century New York. Colden made the case against partisanship by insisting that the volatile ... More


Colden’s Ordeal

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Cadwallader Colden's intellectual ambitions became targets for ridicule by his opponents. It considers Colden's dispute with New York's second generation of ... More


Enlightened Age

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the beginnings of Enlightenment and the intellectual relationship between Scotland and America, along with Cadwallader Colden's role in the development of a transatlantic ... More


Intellectuals

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the ideological, social, and political worlds of Cadwallader Colden and other intellectuals in early eighteenth-century New York. It begins by focusing on Robert Hunter, ... More


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

John M. Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


Introduction

John M. Dixon

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the life and ideas of Cadwallader Colden, one of New York's earliest intellectuals, to shed light on his role in the Enlightenment that is at once local, colonial, and ... More


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