History of Handwriting

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Tamara Plakins Thornton Handwriting in America, A Cultural History Copybooks 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.