Monday, November 12, 2018

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Rebecca Salisbury Waldo (Mrs Daniel Waldo) with a journal

Scholar Kenneth Lockridge & his successors showed that literacy was higher in New England & the mid-Atlantic colonies than in the South, & higher in the cities than in the countryside. Traders & shopkeepers were more literate than farmers.