Handwriting in America: A Cultural History

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Yale University Press, Apr 1, 1998 - History - 248 pages
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In this history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present.

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Handwriting in America: a cultural history

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In this scholarly study, Thornton (Cultivating Gentlemen, Yale Univ., 1989) offers an engaging report on script from the 18th century to the present. Our "increasing reliance on the telephone ... Read full review

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One of the two best books I know of on the topic (also one of the only two books I know of on the topic). My recollections of it may be benefitting from the nostalgia of having mislaid it. Read full review


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Thornton is associate professor of history, State University of New York at Buffalo

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