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A nation defined [electronic resource] : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture / Joshua Kendall.

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  • ISBN: 9781101485309 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101485302 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101486542 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101486546 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: George Washington's cultural attache: the definer of American identity -- From farmboy to best-selling author : Hartford childhood and Yale manhood -- Spelling the new nation -- traveling salesman -- Part two. Founding father -- Counting his way across America -- Courtship at the Constitutional Convention -- Marriage and a turn away from words -- Editor of New York City's first daily -- -- Lexicographer: setting his sights on Johnson, and Johnson Jr. -- Paterfamilias -- A lost decade -- The walking dictionary -- "More fleshy than ever before".
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
Lexicographers > United States > Biography.
English language > United States > Lexicography.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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