Research note: Literacy among New England's transient poor, 1750-1800

Herndon, Ruth Wallis
June 1996
Journal of Social History;Summer96, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p963
Academic Journal
Studies the level of literacy among poor, transient New Englanders based on signatures or marks left on examinations recorded by Rhode Island town officials. Comparison of literacy documents by historians and town officials; Comparison of literacy rates between men and women; Comparison of literacy rates among colored and white.


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