A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America. Patricia Cline Cohen.

A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Paperback. x, 271 p.; 22 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. The author "traces the development in America of numeracy -- skill with numbers -- from its English origins in the seventeenth century to its diffusion and acceptance in the first half of the nineteenth century. She focuses on episodes that illustrate the scope of numeracy and that link quantification with alterations in the way Americans thought about their social, political, and economic relations." -- back cover. In Near Fine Condition: spine slightly faded; clean and tight. Near Fine. Item #008236
ISBN: 0226112845

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