The Right Hand and the Left Hand of History: A Special Issue of Laterality

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Left-handers have been described as "a people without a history." This special issue provides scholarly analyses of aspects of asymmetry in history, from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Lauren Harris presents three studies describing: An 1811 American child-care manual for parents fearing, "lest their children should be left-handed"; Manuals on swordsmanship from the Renaissance onwards describing the "accepted minority" of left-handed swordsmen, a minority that still dominates the Olympics; ...

The Right Hand and the Left Hand of History: A Special Issue of Laterality 2010, Psychology Press

ISBN-13: 9781848727236

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