Handwriting in America: A Cultural History Tamara Plakins Thornton

ISBN: 9780300074413

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264 pages


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Handwriting in America: A Cultural History  by  Tamara Plakins Thornton

Handwriting in America: A Cultural History by Tamara Plakins Thornton
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Its so common to think of individual handwriting as distinctive that its a surprise to learn that the notion of unique handwriting was unthinkable in Americas colonial past. People learned a particular script, such as Court Hand or Round Hand,MoreIts so common to think of individual handwriting as distinctive that its a surprise to learn that the notion of unique handwriting was unthinkable in Americas colonial past.

People learned a particular script, such as Court Hand or Round Hand, that reflected their gender, occupation, and status in life. A history of handwriting might seem like an obscure, academic subject, but this entertaining book smashes that assumption. Reading the story of how handwriting developed in the United States and its importance in society, may make you think twice about your penmanship the next time you pick up a pen.



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