The Resource A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller, E. Jennifer Monaghan

A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller, E. Jennifer Monaghan

Label
A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller
Title
A common heritage
Title remainder
Noah Webster's blue-back speller
Statement of responsibility
E. Jennifer Monaghan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Introduction: "This sets Webster's spelling book in an altogether different light. It was just a book that taught children how to spell (although of course it did that as well); it was the book that taught them to read. Although they may well have seen a primer at home, the speller was the first school text to instruct them in the art of reading. So the Webster spelling book, in its various forms, is of more importance to the history of American education than has formerly been appreciated. It deserves to be examined as the most popular reading instructional text of its day. A second purpose of this book, then, is to examine the spelling book on its own terms and in its own context. For Webster, of course, did not write his textbook in a vacuum. He had, it turns out, a useful model: a spelling book written by an Englishman, Thomas Dilworth, who titled his work A New Guide to the English Tongue. (Benjamin Franklin had been the first to produce an American edition, publishing it in 1747.) Webster himself learned to read from "Dilworth," as the work was affectionately known, and he would appropriate Dilworth's book for his own work."--page 14
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monaghan, E. Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2813.A2
LC item number
M6 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Noah
  • Webster, Noah
  • Webster, Noah
  • Textbooks
  • English language
  • English language
  • Education, Primary
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Educators
  • Lexicografie
  • Amerikaans
  • Aussprache
  • Geschichte
  • Grammatik
  • Sprachnorm
  • Education, Primary
  • Educators
  • English language
  • English language
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Textbooks
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • United States
Label
A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller, E. Jennifer Monaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: Noah Webster's speller, 1783-1843. Thesis (Ed.D.)--Yeshiva University, 1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [285]-297
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Webster's early years, 1758 to 1783 -- First speller: "To inspire the minds of youth" -- Family life and financial problems, 1783 to 1818 -- Webster the businessman and his speller, 1783-1818 -- Dictionary of 1828 -- Orthography and pronunciation -- Revised speller of 1829 -- William Webster and the west: "he was certainly born under an unlucky planet" -- Here I close my literary labors -- Epilogue: That all may speak and write alike -- Conclusion -- Note on the sources -- Abbreviations -- Appendixes: -- 1: Editions of primers and spellers, 1767-1810 -- Noah Webster's Spelling Book, 1783-1804 -- Noah Webster's Grammar, 1784-1806 -- Noah Webster's Reader, 1785-1804 -- Copies of American Spelling Book, 1804-1828 -- Copies of American Spelling Book, 1804-1818 and Elementary Spelling Book, 1829-1843 -- Annual totals of Noah Webster's Spelling Books licensed -- Pronunciation key to the American Spelling Book -- Pronunciation key to the Elementary Spelling Book -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780208019080
Lccn
82011526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08627849
  • (OCoLC)ocm08627849
Label
A common heritage : Noah Webster's blue-back speller, E. Jennifer Monaghan
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: Noah Webster's speller, 1783-1843. Thesis (Ed.D.)--Yeshiva University, 1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [285]-297
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Webster's early years, 1758 to 1783 -- First speller: "To inspire the minds of youth" -- Family life and financial problems, 1783 to 1818 -- Webster the businessman and his speller, 1783-1818 -- Dictionary of 1828 -- Orthography and pronunciation -- Revised speller of 1829 -- William Webster and the west: "he was certainly born under an unlucky planet" -- Here I close my literary labors -- Epilogue: That all may speak and write alike -- Conclusion -- Note on the sources -- Abbreviations -- Appendixes: -- 1: Editions of primers and spellers, 1767-1810 -- Noah Webster's Spelling Book, 1783-1804 -- Noah Webster's Grammar, 1784-1806 -- Noah Webster's Reader, 1785-1804 -- Copies of American Spelling Book, 1804-1828 -- Copies of American Spelling Book, 1804-1818 and Elementary Spelling Book, 1829-1843 -- Annual totals of Noah Webster's Spelling Books licensed -- Pronunciation key to the American Spelling Book -- Pronunciation key to the Elementary Spelling Book -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780208019080
Lccn
82011526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08627849
  • (OCoLC)ocm08627849

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