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People/Characters: Noah Webster

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After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture by Joseph J. Ellis
The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
I Can See You by Karen Rose
Cobblestone: Thirty Greatest Americans 2010 January by Cobblestone
A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller by E. Jennifer Monaghan
The development of modern English by Stuart Robertson
The Dictionary Wars by Peter Martin
Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of Three Hundred and Thirty Distinguished Persons by Benson John Lossing
Essays on Education in the Early Republic (The John Harvard Library) by Frederick Rudolph
The essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers by David Wootton
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
Five Days of the Ghost by William Bell
The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks
The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture by Joshua Kendall
A History of the English Language by Albert C. Baugh
John Adams by David McCullough
Joseph Emerson Worcester : a distinguished and gracious New England lexicographer by Matthew Higgins
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park by Jack Lynch
The Long Journey of Noah Webster by Richard Rollins
The Miracle of Language by Charlton Laird
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris
Noah Webster Father of the Dictionary by Isabel Proudfit
Noah Webster's Fighting Words by Tracy Nelson Maurer
Noah Webster: Boy of Words by Helen Boyd Higgins
Noah Webster: Master of Words by David R. Collins
Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot by Harlow Giles Unger
The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes by Donald Hall
The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English by Lynne Murphy
Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature by Jorge Luis Borges
Silent Scream by Karen Rose
The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill Lepore
What Do You Mean? a Story About Noah Webster (Creative Minds) by Jeri Ferris

Character description

Noah Webster Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843) was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.

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