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From millwrights to shipwrights to the twenty-first century : explorations in a history of technical communication in the United States

Author: R John Brockmann
Publisher: Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©1998.
Series: Written language series.
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This text divides the history of American technical communication into three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Brockmann, R. John.
From millwrights to shipwrights to the twenty-first century.
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607057162
Online version:
Brockmann, R. John.
From millwrights to shipwrights to the twenty-first century.
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)631738352
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R John Brockmann
ISBN: 1572730765 9781572730762 1572730773 9781572730779
OCLC Number: 37862759
Description: xxii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction: The Role of Clio, the Muse of History, In Technical Communication. Theme 1. The Tradition of Nonverbal Communication in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Technical Communication (1791-1887). Ch. 1. Oliver Evans and the Weave of Text and Graphics for Antebellum Millwrights. Ch. 2. The Changing Weave of Text and Graphics in Antebellum Shipwright Manuals. Ch. 3. 19th Century Oral Technical Communication: NCR's Silver Dollar Demonstration. Theme 2. The Power of Genre in American Technical Communication. Ch. 4. Technical Style from 1795-1980 in the Patent Genre. Ch. 5. The Emergence and Development of a Technical Communication Genre, The Instruction Manual. Part 1: Sewing Machines and Mower-reapers: 1850-1915.
Series Title: Written language series.
Responsibility: R. John Brockmann.

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