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

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
A is for American.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
(OCoLC)646893547
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 037540449X 9780375404498
OCLC Number: 47049886
Description: 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Likeness --
Cobwebs: American language --
Universal alphabet --
Heathens: National alphabet --
Natural language --
Strange characters --
Wires: Universal communication --
Visible speech --
Epilogue: Men of progress.
Responsibility: Jill Lepore.
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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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