How Books can Contribute to your Research on an American Thinkiner/Activist
As you have likely noticed from your course readings in the requested texts for 495, including Philip Abbott's Political Thought in America: Conversations and Debates, books provide a solid foundation on a topic. Their length allows them to go into detail about the varied aspects of their subject. For example, Charles Edward Merriam's American Political Ideas: Studies in the Development of American Political Thought, 1865-1917, provides a detailed look at your course topic during a specific timeframe.
In other cases, books can be edited and contain chapters by unique authors addressing certain aspects of a situation, Bryan-Paul Frost and Jeffrey Sikkenga's History of American Political Thought, which provides a detailed look into the evolution of American political thought since the early 17th century, with specific authors focusing on different timeframes by chapter.
The library catalog, WorldCat Discovery, can be used to find books, ebooks, journal articles, videos, and more from UofL Libraries and others around the world.