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POLS 384: Democracy and its Critics (Matarese): Book #1

Your Source

The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine. 

Fruchtman, J. (2009). The political philosophy of Thomas Paine (The political philosophy of the American founders; Political philosophy of the American founders). Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Source

With your group, look through the Table of Contents, the preface, and peruse the topics in the index and respond to the following questions: 

  1. Who is the author of this book? The publisher? How does this influence your evaluation of the book? 
  2. Looking over this information, what research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on Henry Clay and his contributions to American political thought? What other questions does this source generate? 
  3. What other sources might help you answer your questions about this source? What keywords would you search in those sources? 

How your Source was Located

Your source was located using the library catalog, WorldCat Discovery, which can be located on the main page of the library website or via the Books tab on this research guide.