Old Americanisms (Bartlett, 1848) (En-En)
Dictionary of American Words And Phrases by John Russell Bartlett. (Ed. 1848)
John Russell Bartlett (1805-1886) was well educated in history and literature before he and a partner opened a bookstore that became popular with scholars and literary figures. Bartlett also helped to found the American Ethnological Society. A stint as boundary commissioner wasn’t as successful as his many years as Rhode Island’s Secretary of State or his work as an historian and compiler of the Dictionary of Americanisms.
The Dictionary of Americanisms went through at least four editions between 1848 and 1877. As a record of the «colloquial language of the United States,» it’s a fascinating look at the words that actually came out of the mouths of early 19th-century Americans. It’s also a window into U. S. history, with tiny essays on early political parties, economics, and culture; its collection of quotes offers later readers examples from a wide variety of early-19th-century works.
Number of headwords: 2406.
Number of entries: 2330.
Compiled en Lingvo by EdwART © 2016
Версия (обработки): 1.1
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Начало обработки: 20.06.2021
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