109 The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden
November 22, 2016•54 min
We’ve heard that the American Revolution took place during a period called “the Enlightenment.” But what was the Enlightenment?
Was it an intellectual movement? A social movement? A scientific movement?
Today, John Dixon, an Assistant Professor of History at CUNY-College of Staten Island, leads us on an exploration of the Enlightenment by taking us through the life of Cadwallader Colden, the subject of his book The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York.
Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/109