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Webster, Noah 1758-1843

Works: 1,644 works in 7,754 publications in 2 languages and 81,892 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Juvenile works  Portraits  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Textbooks  Controversial literature  Autographs 
Roles: Editor, Printer, Compiler, Originator, Composer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: Z1215, 423
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American spelling book by Noah Webster( Book )
674 editions published between 1788 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,971 libraries worldwide
The great American educator Noah Webster first published A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, otherwise known as the Blue Back Speller, in 1783. His goal was to provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Little did he know that this remarkable gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century and would help to build the most literate nation in the history of the West. Many of the Founding Fathers used this book to home school their children, including Benjamin Franklin who taught his granddaughter to read, spell, and pronounce words using "Old Blue Back."
The prompter ; or A commentary on common sayings & subjects, which are full of common sense, the best sense in the world. [One line of quotation] by Noah Webster( file )
206 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 2,441 libraries worldwide
The elementary spelling book; being an improvement on the American spelling book by Noah Webster( Book )
253 editions published between 1809 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
Webster's new twentieth century dictionary of the English language, unabridged : based upon the broad foundations laid down by Noah Webster by Noah Webster( Book )
149 editions published between 1942 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 libraries worldwide
Contains etymotogies, full pronunciations, synonyms, geographical and biographical data, scripture proper names, foreign words and phrases, and practical business mathematics
An American dictionary of the English language by Noah Webster( Book )
223 editions published between 1553 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
This new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format : All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. The text has been newly typeset with Charter typeface, making the text highly readable in spite of its small size. --from publisher's preface
Webster's new biographical dictionary by Noah Webster( Book )
154 editions published between 1584 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
A dictionary for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders giving definition, part of speech, and pronunciation guide for over 18,000 words
A grammatical institute of the English language by Noah Webster( file )
124 editions published between 1784 and 2010 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Dissertations on the English language by Noah Webster( Book )
65 editions published between 1789 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Elements of useful knowledge. containing a historical and geographical account of the United States by Noah Webster( Book )
47 editions published between 1802 and 1815 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
A letter to General Hamilton, occasioned by his letter to President Adams by Noah Webster( file )
37 editions published between 1800 and 1809 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Webster's New World dictionary of American English by David B Guralnik( Book )
42 editions published between 1702 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
"Based upon and includes material from Webster's New World dictionary, Encyclopedic edition"--Verso of t.p
Elements of useful knowledge. containing a historical and geographical account of the United States by Noah Webster( Book )
34 editions published between 1804 and 1968 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
On being American, selected writings, 1783-1828 by Noah Webster( Book )
7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays and fugitiv writings 1790 by Noah Webster( Book )
43 editions published between 1760 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 libraries worldwide
The Education of youth is, in all governments, an object of the first consequence. The impressions received in early life, usually form the characters of individuals; a union of which forms the general character of a nation. The mode of Education and the arts taught to youth, have, in every nation, been adapted to its particular stage of society or local circumstances. In the martial ages of Greece, the principal study of its Legislators was, to acquaint the young men with the use of arms, to inspire them with an undaunted courage, and to form in the hearts of both sexes, an invincible attachment to their country. Such was the effect of their regulations for these purposes, that the very women of Sparta and Athens, would reproach their own sons, for surviving their companions who fell in the field of battle. Among the warlike Scythians, every male was not only taught to use arms for attack and defence; but was obliged to sleep in the field, to carry heavy burthens, and to climb rocks and precipices, in order to habituate himself to hardships, fatigue and danger. In Persia, during the flourishing reign of the great Cyrus, the Education of youth, according to Xenophon, formed a principal branch of the regulations of the empire. The young men were divided into classes, each of which had some particular duties to perform, for which they were qualified by previous instructions and exercise. While nations are in a barbarous state, they have few wants, and consequently few arts. Their principal objects are, defence and subsistence; the Education of a savage therefore extends little farther, than to enable him to use, with dexterity, a bow and a tomahawk. But in the progress of manners and of arts, war ceases to be the employment of whole nations; it becomes the business of a few, who are paid for defending their country. Artificial wants multiply the number of occupations; and these require a great diversity in the mode of Education. Every youth must be instructed in the business by which he is to procure subsistence. Even the civilities of behavior, in polished society, become a science; a bow and a curtesy are taught with as much care and precision, as the elements of Mathematics. Education proceeds therefore, by gradual advances, from simplicity to corruption. Its first object, among rude nations, is safety; its next, utility; it afterwards extends to convenience; and among the opulent part of civilized nations, it is directed principally to show and amusement
Effects of slavery on morals and industry by Noah Webster( file )
41 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
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