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Cadwallader Colden by Seymour I. Schwartz
  • Hardcover $39.00

    Dec 10, 2013 | 230 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Dec 10, 2013

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“An interesting, engaging, and readable biography of a central—but much overlooked—early American philosopher, scientist, and politician. This is the only comprehensive study of Colden’s personal and political life, and it should help to bring new attention to a man who was called ‘the most learned . . . in the [British] Colonies.’”
—Scott L. Pratt, professor of philosophy, University of Oregon, coeditor of The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden

“Cadwallader Colden is a colonial American intellectual and political figure whose contributions need to be much better known and regarded. Seymour Schwartz has written an important, readable, and carefully documented account of Colden’s life that should go far in enabling that to happen. Those of us who care about our understanding of American colonial history and thought are in Professor Schwartz’s debt.”
—John Ryder, provost, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, coeditor of The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden

“Working from a vast array of archival sources, Seymour I. Schwartz has meticulously chronicled the fascinating story of Cadwallader Colden, the brilliant but often-overlooked polymath of the American Enlightenment.”
—Valerie Paley, PhD, historian and vice president for Scholarly Programs, New-York Historical Society

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