Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 794. Sunday, 14 November 1993.
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.