Paul Revere’s engraving of The Boston Massacre

Today we analyzed Paul Revere’s engraving of the Boston Massacre (image is below). Notice how Revere represents the British and the Colonists. Who does Revere suggest caused the conflict? What things do you notice in the engraving? What do the things you notice tell you about this event? What if a British soldier created his own engraving — would it look differently?

We compared this engraving with Captain Preston’s written account of the same event. Click Here for the link to the document


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