A Google Ngram Viewer search for ‘Ukulele’ shows the growth of books with the word ‘Ukulele’ in them started steadily up around 1910 and dipping in the 1960s – 1980s and another upward trend beginning around 1990. A look at the ‘Search in Google Books:’ links below the graph offer other interesting glimpses into books related to Ukuleles in different periods of time:
- 1800-1924 Surprise! the Ukulele was a popular topic in ‘Popular Mechanics’! I never knew!
Why 1800-2008? Because there was little to no activity when I did 1700-1800 and the Website will not accept 2009 or 2010.