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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User Review  - Dorothea - Goodreads

Ever notice that in some novels written in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a character can pick up an unsigned letter that fell out of another person's pocket and say "Aha! This was written by a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

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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The Romance and Science of Individuality
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Acknowledgments
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About the author (1998)

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

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