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Handwriting in America

Handwriting in America - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300074413

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ISBN13: 978-0300074413
ISBN10: 0300074417 Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1996
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Handwriting in America - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300074413

Tamara Plakins Thornton

ISBN13: 978-0300074413
ISBN10: 0300074417 Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be linked with individual identity and how in our times handwriting reflects a nostalgia for the past and a rejection of modernity.

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