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"An American Dictionary of the English Language" by Noah Webster, 1828, Volume 1

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843, S. Converse, Howe, Hezekiah, 1775-1838, Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886, Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872, and Burton, James R., 1798 or 1799-1828

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The Henry Ford

Noah Webster wrote the first dictionary of American English. It was a radical attempt to foster a uniform language for the United States. Webster's first edition in 1828 contained about 70,000 entries -- some 12,000 more than had appeared in earlier vocabulary lists. Webster added many technical and scientific terms, included common Americanisms, and suggested new ways of spelling and pronouncing words.

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  • Title: "An American Dictionary of the English Language" by Noah Webster, 1828, Volume 1
  • Creator: Webster, Noah, 1758-1843, S. Converse, Howe, Hezekiah, 1775-1838, Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886, Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872, Burton, James R., 1798 or 1799-
  • Date Created: 1828
  • Location: United States, New York, New York, United States, Connecticut, New Haven
  • Subject Keywords: Barnes, Daniel H. (Daniel Henry), 1785-1828, English (Language), Dictionaries, Books
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 1828
  • Object Name: Dictionary
  • Object ID: 70.86.1.1
  • Inventor: Noah Webster
  • Invention: American Dictionary
  • Image ID: THF238940
  • Field: Language
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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