A Dictionary of Amercanisms
by John Russell Bartlett, published 1848. A "vocabulary of the colloquial language of the United States" during the mid-19th century. As noted by jmorrison at the nonist
(the source for this link), it is interesting to see much of what we find so common today " called out as 'americanisms' not yet included in the dictionary." The site
has other goodies too, such as The Slave's Friend
, a Christian anti-slavery tract, and Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America
, by John Dunn Hunter, published in 1823 and 1824 and recounting his life after being captured as a young boy and raised by Native American tribes. It provides an intimate, inside look at their societies, customs and battles.
posted by caddis
on Dec 17, 2005 -