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Handwriting in America: A Cultural History
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One reviewer adversely criticized this book for harping on, perhaps even imagining, sexism in the early teaching of handwriting, and I don't think the comment was deserved - I believe the author was accurately describing what was actually taught, and gave it no more space than is warranted.
But at the end of the book, Professor Thornton seems to realize that the pendulum has swung too far, and that today's pampered youth could use a bit of discipline in school.
I only hope she will soon realizing that fluent handwriting is a key to literacy and to education reform, which is now apparent from so many on-line articles.