Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A strange union: Science and politics in the loyalty of Cadwallader Colden
by Smith, Katherine Gray, M.A., The University of Mississippi, 2011, 106; 1496369
Abstract (Summary)

Cadwallader Colden remains one of the least-studied Crown officials. His reasons for remaining loyal to the Crown have not been investigated, nor has the interaction between his scientific interests and his politics. This thesis explores the relationship between Colden's loyalty and his science, primarily through study of Colden's published papers and letters, as well as the letters and papers of various other colonial officials and amateur scientists. Ultimately this thesis concludes that Colden formed his closest friendships with other amateur scientists, and that these relationships significantly affected his politics.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Skemp, Sheila
Commitee: Lerner, Marc, Levitt, Theresa
School: The University of Mississippi
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: American history, American literature, Political science
Keywords: Amateur scientists, Colden, Cadwallader, Politics, Scientific interests
Publication Number: 1496369
ISBN: 978-1-124-74730-9
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