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Writing About History: Technical Writing

During the late 1800s, many transformations came about because people worked tirelessly to solve problems. Manufacturers worked on new industrial methods; business owners and workers found new ways to get along; and transportation experts designed railway systems. These people all shared their knowledge in technical documents, writing that conveys information about a system, product, or organization.