Tonight: “Noah Webster and the Creation of an American Culture”

“Noah Webster: The Schoolmaster of the Republic,” printed by Root and Tinker in New York in 1885

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.

2 thoughts on “Tonight: “Noah Webster and the Creation of an American Culture”

  1. Raymond Duncan

    I have an original lithograph titled
    “Noah Webster: The Schoolmaster of the Republic” printed by Root and Tinker in New York 1885. Do you know how I can get it appraised for value ?

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