2017-03-17 / Society
Personal Journal Writing as Living History
Writing in a personal journal isn’t new or unusual. Keeping a journal may be one of the oldest forms of writing in the world. In early America, most journals or diaries were kept by men, many as almanacs or logs of their experience in public life. However, far fewer women in the past had the privilege of knowing how to write or the time to record their thoughts, feelings and wishes.