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The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Websters Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall

The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Websters Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

Joshua Kendall

Published 2011
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355 pages
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Noah Websters name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started Americas first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamiltons New York Post. His blue-backed speller for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified - and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.©2010 Joshua Kendall (P)2011 Penguin