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DISCUSS HOW REVERE’S IMAGE DEPICTED THE BOSTON MASSACRE. REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT SUMMARIZING THE EVENT HERE, YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT HOW THE IMAGE PORTRAYS IT

One of the key events that created anger against the British was the Boston Massacre. You can find it discussed here in the textbook if you want some background. (http://www.americanyawp.com/text/05-the-american-revolution/#III_The_Causes_of_the_American_Revolution) Paul Revere created the most famous depiction of the event that helped to shape the public’s perception of Boston Massacre as a brutal attack. You can see Paul Revere’s image and description of the Boston Massacre here.(http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/revere_boston_massacre_lg.cfm) Also, please read these two primary source accounts of the event: Captain Thomas Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/account1.cfm) A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/account2.cfm) Two other images of the Boston Massacre: Boston Massacre (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/image1.cfm) The Boston Massacre (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/image2.cfm)

In your journal entry, discuss how Revere’s image depicted the Boston Massacre. Remember, you are not summarizing the event here, you are writing about how the image portrays it. The textbook already tells you that the image “sparked fury in both Americans and the British by portraying the redcoats as brutal slaughterers and the onlookers as helpless victims.” However, how did the image do this? What details in the image support this view? Second, of the three images, which one do you think portrays the Boston Massacre the most accurately? Why? Identify specific details in the images and the assigned readings to prove your point. Again, if you just write a summary of the Boston Massacre you will lose points. The idea is to analyze these images critically by looking for how the artists made their point(s)

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