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Re: Literacy
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 772.  Friday, 12 November 1993.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Nov 1993 16:47:58 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: 4.SHK 0762  Q: Literacy
 
(2)     From:   Paul Budra <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Nov 93 20:19:30 PST
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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 1993 16:47:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 0762  Q: Literacy
Comment:        Re: 4.SHK 0762  Q: Literacy
 
William Manchester, A WORLD LIT ONLY BY FIRE, gives a series of literacy rates
by profession - as I recall. Of course, this is not a work presenting primary
research, and I can't remember when he got those rates!
 
Bill Godshalk
 
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 93 20:19:30 PST
Subject: 0762  Q: Literacy
Comment:        Re: 4.SHK 0762  Q: Literacy
 
RE. K. Nolan's question on literacy rates.  See the work of both
Daniel Woolf, who is interested in the transmission of historical
information among the illiterate in the early modern period, and
Margaret Spufford, who takes Cressy to task for some oversight in
enumeration.  Be sure to check out the bibliographies in both authors'
works.
 
That should get you started.
 
Paul Budra
SFU
 

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