December 15, 2017

Featured Source: Theory. Practice. Effect.

Theory Practice Effect

“Theory. Practice. Effect.” 1865. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Use only details from the illustrations and text to determine what the author of this print wanted the audience to know (view larger image) about these people and their relation to an important historical event. Use evidence from the source to support your conclusions.

Now review the bibliographic record from a copy of this source and read the summary carefully. Describe what more you learned about this engraving and how that influences what you believe the author of this print wanted people of the time to know.

Investigate the Knights of the Golden Circle by reviewing an item from this related primary source set or related historical newspaper coverage. Describe what more you learned about this engraving and how that influences what you believe the author of this print wanted people of the time to know.

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