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Subject:Re: History of Tech Writing From:Akhmatova8 -at- aol -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 09 Dec 2002 08:59:53 -0500
Have you looked at Elizabeth Tebeaux's The Emergence of a Tradition? I did my master's thesis on 17th and 18th century English cookbooks/domestic manuals as technical writing, and found her book very helpful. Granted, it focuses on a specific time period, but it presents a good overview of how the profession got started.
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