Handwriting in America: A Cultural History (Revised)
Tamara Plakins Thornton (Author)
DescriptionCopybooks and the Palmer method, handwriting analysis and autograph collecting - these words conjure up a lost world, in which people looked to handwriting as both a lesson in conformity and a talisman of individuality. In this engaging history, ranging from colonial times to the present, Tamara Plakins Thornton explores the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting in America.
Yale University Press
May 25, 1998
6.1 X 0.68 X 9.22 inches | 0.99 pounds
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About the Author
Tamara Plakins Thornton is professor of history at the State University of New York, Buffalo.