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109 John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden

109 John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden

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:   Helpful Show Links Help Support Ben Franklin's World Crowdfunding Campaign   Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App   Episode Sponsor Cornell University Press   Complementary Episodes Episode 021: Eugene Tesdahl, Smuggling in Colonial America & Living History   Episode 051: Catherine