The Right Hand and the Left Hand of History
A Special Issue of Laterality
Edited by Chris McManus, Michael Nicholls, Giorgio Vallortigara
Published February 22nd 2010 by Psychology Press – 296 pages
Series: Special Issues of Laterality
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.
C. McManus, M. Nicholls, G. Vallortigara, Editorial and Introduction. L. Harris, On Teaching Infants "The Right Use Of Their Hands": Advice and Reassurance From Mary Palmer Tyler’s The Maternal Physician (1811). L. Harris, Side-biases for Holding and Carrying Infants: Reports from the Past and Possible Lessons for Today. C. McManus, R. Rawles, J. Moore, M. Freegard, Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand: I: A BBC Television Programme Broadcast in 1953. C. McManus, M. Freegard, J. Moore, R. Rawles, Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand: II: The Duck-Rabbit Figure. C. McManus, J. Moore, M. Freegard, R. Rawles, Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand: III: Estimating Historical Rates of Left-handedness. L. Harris, In Fencing, What Gives Left-handers the Edge? Views from the Present and the Distant Past. J. Snowman, The Left and Right Hands of the 18th Century British Musical Prodigies,William Crotch and Samuel Wesley. S. Christman, Eclectic Lefty Land: Conjectures on Jimi Hendrix, Handedness, and Electric Ladyland. C. McManus, J. Snowman, A Left Handed Compliment: A Newly-discovered, Early 19th Century Lithograph by J. Lewis Marks.