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The Enlightenment of Cadwallader ColdenEmpire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York$
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John M. Dixon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780801448034

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.001.0001

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Colden’s Ordeal

Colden’s Ordeal

(p.149) Chapter 8 Colden’s Ordeal
The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden

John M. Dixon

Cornell University Press

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 eighteenth-century literati, comprised mostly of American-born, Yale-educated Presbyterians such as William Smith Jr., William Livingston, and John Morin Scott. More specifically, it discusses the ways that Colden was satirized by Livingston and his other opponents. It also explores the political battle over the founding of a university in New York City and how it helped to accelerate the politicization of the local print culture; Colden's appointment as lieutenant governor of New York and his clash with lawyers; and the controversy surrounding the Stamp Act. The chapter concludes by reflecting on Colden's death.

Keywords:   literati, Cadwallader Colden, New York, William Smith Jr., William Livingston, print culture, lawyers, Stamp Act, death

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