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The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

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Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation.

Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified-and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.

About the Author

Joshua Kendall is a language enthusiast and an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Business Week, Psychology Today, and The Nation. He lives in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425245453
Author:
Kendall, Joshua
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.54 x 0.94 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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