Pathways: Grade 8 Noah Webster Tradebook
Author(s): KH Pathways (Pegi Deitz Shea)
Noah Webster is considered an American hero. He was born on October 16, 1753, in the West Division of Hartford, Connecticut. He accomplished many things in his life. Not only did he fight for the American language, but he also fought for copyright laws, a strong federal government, universal education, and the abolition of slavery. He wrote textbooks, edited magazines, corresponded with men such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, helped to found Amherst College, and created his own version of the American Bible. Noah was a loving husband and the father of eight children.
This title presents the life and accomplishments of the American lexicographer, who wrote the first American dictionary, published the first daily newspaper, created the first American insurance company, and was responsible for the first copyright law.