Book #57672

Handwriting in America. a Cultural History - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Tamara Plakins Thornton

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New Haven And London: Yale University Press, 1996.
ISBN: 0300064772

Price: $33.75

A Fine first Printing of the First Edition in a like dust-jacket that has negligible scuffing.

Handwriting in America is a cultural history of the written word from prehistory to the present. The book focuses on the role handwriting has played in American culture, from the colonial period to the present day. The text covers a wide range of topics, including penmanship, printing, and education. Thornton provides a comprehensive examination of the history and meaning of handwriting, as well as detailed analysis of representative examples from American history. Handwriting in America is the perfect introduction to the history and culture of handwriting, and will interest students and scholars of American history, literature, and culture.; 8vo; 248 pages.