A is for American : letters and other characters in the newly United States

A study of the ways in which language was used in the early American republic to define national character and shape national boundaries focuses on the contributions of seven men who worked with alphabets, codes, and signs.

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Main Author: Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Likeness
  • Cobwebs: American language
  • Universal alphabet
  • Heathens: National alphabet
  • Natural language
  • Strange characters
  • Wires: Universal communication
  • Visible speech
  • Epilogue: Men of progress.