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Jonathan E. Lighter
New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)

An Historic Study of American Slang, 1865-1900

To catalog and analyze American slang prevalent during the frontier and urbanization period just after the Civil War. The collected material will provide the solid framework of an accurate historical dictionary which will help the scholar and general reader to a better understanding of the American character and culture.

Project fields:
English; U.S. History

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$5,295 (approved)
$5,295 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1974 – 9/30/1974