April 19th, 2011 by Amy Sopcak-Joseph
Don’t forget to join us tonight at 7:30 to hear Joshua Kendall discuss his new book, The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture.
Noah Webster was not only America’s greatest lexicographer; he also helped to define American culture through his dictionaries and spelling books. A search of the Antiquarian Society’s online catalog produces hundreds of items authored by Noah Webster (1758-1843) and dozens more about him and his work. AAS founder Isaiah Thomas published numerous editions of Webster’s spelling book, A Grammatical Institute of the English Language. Some of these items will be on display in the exhibit case in the reading room for Kendall’s talk.
For more on Webster by Kendall, you can read his recent article in The Nation at http://www.thenation.com/article/159277/minor-exception-wc-minor-and-noah-webster.