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Re: Literacy
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 794.  Sunday, 14 November 1993.
 
From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Saturday, 13 Nov 1993 18:44:19 -0400
Subject: 4.0778  Re: Literacy
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0778  Re: Literacy
 
I just dug this out of my research cards.  I believe that the citation
is from Modern History Abstracts, 1983 or 1984:
        Hunt, Felicity.  "The London Trade in the Printing and Binding
                of Books:  An Experience in Exclusion, Dilution and De-
                Skilling for Women Workers."  *Women's Studies
                International Forum* 1983 6(5):  517-524.
If I remember the abstract correctly, she argues that women were very
important in the printing trades up until 19th century professionalization.
This would seem to imply a certain degree of literacy.
        Regards,
        Sean K. Lawrence (
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