Cadwallader Colden, 1688-1776 : a life between revolutions / by Philip Ranlet.

Author
Ranlet, Philip, 1953- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham, Maryland : Hamilton Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
xiv, 487 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Library of Congress genre(s)
Biographies [Browse]
Getty AAT genre
collective biographies [Browse]
Summary note
"In this book, Philip Ranlet examines the prolific political career of Cadwallader Colden. Colden was the long lasting lieutenant governor of royal New York. A determined foe of entrenched interests in New York such as the manor lords, the lawyers, and the fur smugglers, he remained a vigorous supporter of the royal prerogative. He handled Indian relations for many years and was the first true historian of the Iroquois. Also one of the preeminent scientists of the colonial period and the Enlightenment itself, he established botany in America and also tried to revise the work of Sir Isaac Newton. Lieutenant Governor Cadwallader Colden continued to battle the enemies of British rule until his death during the American Revolution in 1776 at 88 years old."--Provided by publisher
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-475) and index.
Contents
The drummer -- New York -- Sylvan retreat -- Tyrant -- Enlightenment -- Revolts -- Jennie and Davie -- The empire calls -- The Ottoman family -- Coldengham under siege -- The intellignet being -- Phoenix -- Lawyers -- Civil war -- Out, in, and out again -- Drunkard -- Finis.
ISBN
  • 0761871411 ((paperback))
  • 9780761871415 ((paperback))
OCLC
1112202697
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