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A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller

Author: E Jennifer Monaghan
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Jennifer Monaghan
ISBN: 0208019081 9780208019080
OCLC Number: 8627849
Notes: Revision of: Noah Webster's speller, 1783-1843. Thesis (Ed. D.)--Yeshiva University, 1980.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Webster's early years, 1758 to 1783 --
The first speller: "To inspire the minds of youth" --
Family life and financial problems, 1783 to 1818 --
Webster the businessman and his speller, 1783-1818 --
The dictionary of 1828 --
Orthography and pronunciation --
The revised speller of 1829 --
William Webster and the west: "he was certainly born under an unlucky planet" --
"Here I close my literary labors" --
Epilogue: "That all may speak and write alike."
Responsibility: E. Jennifer Monaghan.

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