As digital communication has become dominant, commentators have declared that handwriting is a thing of the past, a relic of an earlier age. This volume of original essays makes it clear that anxiety around handwriting has existed for centuries and explores writing practices from a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including manuscript studies, Native American studies, media history, African American studies, book history, bibliography, textual studies, and archive theory. By examining how a culturally diverse set of people grappled with handwriting in their own time and weathered shifting relationships to it, Handwriting in Early America uncovers perspectives that are multiethnic and multiracial, transatlantic and hemispheric, colonial and Indigenous, multilingual and illiterate. Essays describe a future of handwriting as envisioned by practitioners, teachers, and even government officials of this time, revealing the tension between the anxiety of loss and the need to allow for variations going forward. Contributors include James Berkey, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, John J. Garcia, Christopher Hager, Desirée Henderson, Frank Kelderman, Michelle Levy, Lisa Maruca, Christen Mucher, Alan Niles, Seth Perlow, Carla L. Peterson, Sarah Robbins, Patricia Jane Roylance, Karen Sánchez-Eppler, and Danielle Skeehan.
A fun guidebook for adults looking to relearn the beautiful art of cursive handwriting.In this type, tap and swipe world, you have few opportunities to write in cursive. As a result, your skills diminish. Then, when the critical moment arises and you need to personally write something in your own hand, the results are not very impressive. In fact, they're embarrassingly bad. Written and designed specifically for an adult audience, this book's program for relearning cursive is guaranteed to take your penmanship to a new level. You will relearn the strokes and techniques. The instructions are easy to follow but designed for adults, so they present the information in a more compelling way. You'll find no "A is for apple" here. The exercises are geared specifically for a more mature audience to help you relearn and practice cursive handwriting in a fun and friendly way.