About the Program
Joshua Kendall recounts the life of Noah Webster (1758-1843) who published the American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828, the forgoer of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Mr. Kendall reports on Webster's political career as state representative for Massachusetts and Connecticut, his circle of friends, which included George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and his tenure as editor of the American Minerva, New York's first daily newspaper. Joshua Kendall speaks at the Connecticut Historical Society and Museum in Hartford.
Joshua Kendall is the author of The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of "Roget's Thesaurus." Mr. Kendall is a freelance journalist, whose writing has appeared in several publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. For more information, visit joshuackendall.com.
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