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Noah Webster : the life and times of an American patriot

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography restores Webster's monumental legacy as a teacher, legislator, philosopher, lawyer, crusading editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young nation, even when independence was fragile and the future  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
Noah Webster.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1998
(OCoLC)607059187
Named Person: Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 0471184551 9780471184553
OCLC Number: 38574044
Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Patriot --
ch. 2. Schoolmaster --
ch. 3. Author --
ch. 4. Yankee peddler --
ch. 5. Essayist --
ch. 6. Public servant --
ch. 7. Editor --
ch. 8. Philosopher --
ch. 9. Lexicographer --
ch. 10. Elder statesman.
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.
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This biography restores Webster's monumental legacy as a teacher, legislator, philosopher, lawyer, crusading editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young nation, even when independence was fragile and the future unclear. Enjoying complete access to Webster's papers, letters, essays, and diaries, Unger explores with unique clarity and depth the role his subject played as a close ally of George Washington, John Adams, and John Jay and as a key player in the heated battle to ratify the Constitution.

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