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Literacy and Popular Culture
By David Vincent

Literacy and Popular Culture

England 1750-1914

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Literacy and Popular Culture by David Vincent

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In l750, half the population were unable to sign their names; by l9l4 England, together with a handful of advanced Western countries, had for the first time in history achieved a nominally literate society. This book seeks to understand how and why literacy spread into every corner of English society, and what impact it had on the lives and minds of the common people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521457712
ISBN-10: 0521457718
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Home Run by David Vincent Home Run, Paperback (June 2008)

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Rise of Mass Literacy by David Vincent Rise of Mass Literacy, Hardback (August 2000)

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