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The Literacy Myth
Cultural Integration and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century





ISBN 9781138536616
Published September 20, 2017 by Routledge
397 Pages

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Harvey Graff's pioneering study presents a new and original interpretation of the place of literacy in nineteenth-century society and culture. Based upon an intensive comparative historical analysis, employing both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and on a wide range of sources, The Literacy Myth reevaluates the role typically assigned to literacy in historical scholarship, cultural understanding, economic development schemes, and social doctrines and ideologies.