The Resource Noah Webster : man of many words, Catherine Reef

Noah Webster : man of many words, Catherine Reef

Label
Noah Webster : man of many words
Title
Noah Webster
Title remainder
man of many words
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Reef
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Noah Webster may be best remembered for the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but for him, this accomplishment was a means to an end. His true goal was to streamline the language spoken in our newly formed country so that it could be used as a force to bring people together and be a source of national pride. Though people laughed at his ideas, Webster never doubted himself. In the end, his so-called foolish notions achieved just what he had hoped. Here, in the only account of Noah Webster for teens, the seasoned biographer Catherine Reef guides us through Webster's remarkable life, from boyhood on a Connecticut farm through the fight for American independence to his days as a writer and political activist who greatly influenced our Founding Fathers and the direction of the young United States"--
  • "A biography on Noah Webster, a controversial political activist, the primary shaper of the American language, and author of the Blue-Backed Spellers and the famous dictionary that bears his name. Illustrated with black-and-white archival images"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reef, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 423.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE64.W5
LC item number
R44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Noah
  • Webster, Noah
  • Lexicographers
  • Educators
  • Educators
  • Lexicographers
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Noah Webster : man of many words, Catherine Reef
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780544129832
Lccn
2014027803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885225284
  • 961093
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225284
Label
Noah Webster : man of many words, Catherine Reef
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780544129832
Lccn
2014027803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885225284
  • 961093
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225284

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