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Enlightened Pursuits: Science and Civic Culture in Anglo-America, 1730-1760 Michael B. Guenther This study explores how the world of popular science helped forge a new civic culture during the tumultuous decades of the mid-eighteenth century. I trace the activities of a wide cast of characters in both England and America, revealing the contours of a tightly knit community of scientists, merchants, doctors, landed gentlemen, ministers, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs, whose collaboration indoi:10.21985/n20n02 fatcat:a7lqf2lbrzhlbcuug2rgqi45zi