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POLS 495: American Political Thought (Matarese): Journal Article

Your Source

Zarefsky, D. (2003). Henry Clay and the Election of 1844: The Limits of a Rhetoric of Compromise. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 6(1), 79-96.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Source

Open the pdf of the article and respond to the following questions:

  1. In your group, read the abstract. From there, discuss with your group the purpose of the article. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on Henry Clay and his contribution to American political thought. 
  2. Based on your response to Question 1, list 3-5 keywords you would search if you wanted to locate more sources related to this article. 
  3. Search for the article within Google Scholar by copying and pasting the title of the article into the search box. Locate the link under the title of the article that says "Cited by [#]."

    • How many times has it been cited? What is the importance or meaningfulness of this? 

How your Source was Located

Your source was located using America: History & Life, a database that can be accessed on the Journal Articles tab of this research guide or via the History Research Guide