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Noah Webster and the American dictionary

Author: David Micklethwait
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.
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The book covers Webster's major publications and the influences and methods that shaped them; recounts his life as schoolteacher, copyright law champion, and itinerant lecturer; and examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Micklethwait, David.
Noah Webster and the American dictionary.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000
(OCoLC)607407556
Named Person: Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Micklethwait
ISBN: 0786406402 9780786406401
OCLC Number: 41951224
Description: vii, 350 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Schoolteacher and student of law, 1778-1782 --
Two earlier spelling books --
The development of the English dictionary, 1604-1783 --
Webster's Grammatical institute, part I --
"Origin of the copy-right laws in the United States" --
Webster in Hartford, 1783-1785 --
Itinerant lecturer and spelling reformer --
Webster in Philadelphia, and in love, 1787 --
Webster in New York, 1788 --
Brother James' beneficiary, 1789-1798 --
Webster in New Haven, 1798-1807 --
Webster moves to Amherst --
An American dictionary of the English language, 1828 --
Two more dictionaries and another spelling book, 1829 --
Webster in Washington, 1830-31 --
Cobb v Webster; Webster v Worcester, 1829-1835 --
William goes West, 1835-1839 --
Webster's last years, 1839-1843 --
Executors, heirs, and renewers --
Ogivie's Imperial dictionary, 1850 --
A gross literary fraud exposed, 1853-1854 --
Thomas Heber Orr and the process of primitive wordgrowth --
Webster's Pictorial edition and Worcester's Dictionary of the English language, 1859-1860 --
The right to use the name "Webster".
Responsibility: David Micklethwait.

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