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The American spelling-book

The American spelling-book

containing an easy standard of pronunciation. : Being the first part of A grammatical institute of the English language. In three parts.

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Published by Samuel Campbell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Portraits.,
  • English language -- Orthography and spelling.,
  • English language -- Pronunciation.

  • About the Edition

    Printed for, and sold by, Samuel Campbell, bookseller, no. 44, Hanover Square, corner of the Old-Slip: who has the privilege of copy-right, for the states of New-York, New-Jersey, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBy Noah Webster, Jun"r. Esquire.
    GenrePortraits.
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 25000.
    ContributionsStiles, Ezra, 1727-1795, dedicatee., Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870, engraver., Sanford, Isaac, engraver.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationix, [1], 11-144 p.
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20198846M

    His American Dictionary emphasized the virtues of social control over human passions and individualism, submission to authority, and fear of God; they were necessary for the maintenance of the American social order. The Speller was arranged so that it could be easily taught to students, and it progressed by age. And God saw that all things he had made were good. The appropriate standard for the American language, argued Webster, was "the same republican principles as American civil and ecclesiastical constitutions. Unger, Harlow G. All the day long he minds how we spend our time, and no dark night can hide our works from him.

    Finding the quality of local education unacceptable, he helped to found Amherst Academy opening in with 90 girls and more than boys. He gave lectures that brought him to the public's attention; he advertised the series and, when possible, planted "notices" equivalent to press releases in local newspapers; he donated his books to colleges and schools; he even gave portions of his proceeds to worthy causes. M O R A L If good words and gentle means will not reclaim the wicked, they must be dealt with in a more severe manner. Ellsworthnamed by Webster as an executor of his will.

    Webster hoped to standardize American speech, since Americans in different parts of the country used different languages. He finally succeeded in with the help of his distant relativeDaniel Webster. In a nation still very much in the making, even a project as simple as the compilation of a cookbook could trigger complex emotions. Above all, Webster kept an eye out for competitors and did not hesitate to launch stinging attacks, often in newspapers, on his rivals. Well, well, said the old man, if neither grass nor words will do, I must try what virtue there is in stones: so the old man pelted him heartily with stones: which soon made the young chap hasten down from the tree and beg the old man's pardon. This colossal work came to symbolize a unified national language, and for Webster, was essential for nation building.


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The American spelling-book book

Byaccording to Appleton and Company of New York, the firm was printing the speller at the rate of a million and one-half copies per year.

American Book Company (1890)

He was very influential in popularizing certain spellings in America, but he did not originate them. It was the first cookbook to include foods like cranberry sauce, johnnycakes, Indian slapjacks, and custard-style pumpkin pie.

It comprised 2, copies in the U. Webster, Noah. Imports were far from rare, but the message was clear: Everything—books, clothing, furniture, and even food—could be given an American slant. Moreover, this table does not appear in the edition printed in London and it is squeezed in after what appears to be the author's text on the last The American spelling-book book of part 1.

This speller became the authority in classrooms across the nation and was used with primers and readers as the core for language arts programs to teach children to read, as the authority for spelling bees, and until recently was the primary tool for immigrants learning the English language.

Thus, the etymological clarification and reform of American English promised to improve citizens' manners and thereby preserve republican purity and social stability.

It took decades longer to prevent other people from stealing his work. He started work on the American Dictionary inacquiring at least a nodding acquaintance with about 20 languages and traveling in France and England in —25 in search of materials unavailable to him in the United States.

He moved back to New Haven in ; he was elected as a Federalist to the Connecticut House of Representatives in and — There were stews, too, and all manner of pies.

While their way of thinking was nothing if not temperate, the Connecticut Federalists promoted their views vigorously. His goal was to provide a uniquely American approach to training children.

All things which ye would have men do to you, do ye the same to them, for this is the law and the prophets. It asserted cultural independence from the mother country even as it offered a comfortable level of continuity with British cooking traditions.

Quote and location PageMerryCoz Page 54 I will not fear what flesh can do to me; for my trust is in him who made the world. Webster moved in to New Haven, where he was elected to the Common Council and remained active in local politics for the rest of his life.

InWebster warned his daughter Eliza about her fervent support of the abolitionist cause. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

The first edition of An American Dictionary of the English Language was published in two volumes inwhen Webster was 70 years old. He also courted year-old Juliana Smith, sister to a future governor, but she rejected him as too boring. The national popularity and huge sales of Webster's spelling books can only be understood if it is appreciated that they were books designed primarily to teach children to read, and only secondarily to spell, through the alphabet method of reading instruction.

Monghan suggests that this is because Webster "responded to the criticisms of the Tommy and Harry story by dropping it altogether, Retrieved January 18, Webster thought that Americans should learn from American books, so he began writing the three volume compendium A Grammatical Institute of the English Language.The American spelling book, containing an easy standard of pronunciation: being the first part of a grammatical institute of the English language Other Title American spelling book Contributor Names Webster, Noah, American Spelling Book, first published in Regardless, educators, especially in rural areas, had few resources; textbooks were rare with instruction from those books owned by families or teachers.5 Common schools, the settling of America’s West, and immigrant assimilation greatly increased the number of students.

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