Document analysis

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Remember, when analyzing documents be sure to:
1. Check the date it was made and the source
a. Is it from the time period of study/a first hand account (Primary or secondary?)
b. Who is the source? Are they biased?

2. What type of document is it? - Letter, photograph, essay, painting, etc.
3. Description of the document
a. What does the document show?
b. What purpose does the document serve?
c. Is there anything interesting about this document or something unusual?