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  • 7 Biographies

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Biographies (7)

897 words, approx. 3 pages
Noah Webster (1758-1843), American lexicographer, remembered now almost solely as the compiler of a continuously successful dictionary, was for half a century among the more influential and most activ... Read more
645 words, approx. 3 pages
Noah Webster (16 October 1758-28 May 1843) is a name that Americans have regarded as synonymous with "dictionary" for over a century. Popular opinion of Webster not only exaggerates his influence on l... Read more
2,194 words, approx. 8 pages
Noah Webster, educator, lexicographer, lawyer, political essayist, and scholar, best remembered for his "Blue-Backed Speller" (A Grammatical Institute, of the English Language, part 1, 1783) and An Am... Read more
1,847 words, approx. 7 pages
The man whose name is used generically to mean dictionary contributed not only his famous An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828) toward the education of young Americans in the early day... Read more
4,214 words, approx. 15 pages
Noah Webster's literary product--wide in its variety, singular in its spirit--spanned more than half a century. First producing textbooks designed to instill patriotism in schoolchildren, later editin... Read more
2,324 words, approx. 8 pages
Throughout his long and varied life Noah Webster worked for progress but often resented its course. An authoritarian both in politics and religion, he became in his later years a self-imposed castaway... Read more
3,846 words, approx. 13 pages
Thirty years before Ralph Waldo Emerson argued that "Life is our dictionary," Noah Webster mined the U.S. trade, manufacturing, legal system, religious denominations, Indian heritage, and regional dia... Read more
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