Author Archives: AAS Intern Emma Huggard

About AAS Intern Emma Huggard

AAS Intern and senior at the College of the Holy Cross

Noah Webster’s American English

First edition of the two-volume American Dictionary.

Do you remember – especially before the advent of the internet - being in need of a definition or a proper spelling of a word and turning to your home’s, school’s, or work’s copy of a Merriam-Webster dictionary?  That dictionary you used was based on the life’s work of one ambitious American, Noah Webster.  Webster’s legacy continues ...