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Ballads and broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800 / edited by Patricia Fumerton, Anita Guerrini ; with the assistance of Kris McAbee.

Farnham, Surrey, England ; Ashgate, c2010.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.
Physical Description:
xv, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
PR976 .B34 2010 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Ballads, English -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Broadsides -- Great Britain -- History.
Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History.
Printing -- Great Britain -- History.
Street literature -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Fumerton, Patricia.
Guerrini, Anita, 1953-
McAbee, Kris.

  • Introduction : straws in the wind / Patricia Fumerton and Anita Guerrini
  • Remembering by dismembering : databases, archiving, and the recollection of seventeenth-century broadside ballads / Patricia Fumerton
  • The art of printing was fatal : print commerce and the idea of oral tradition in long eighteenth-century ballad discourse / Paula McDowell
  • Child's ballads and the broadside conundrum / Mary Ellen Brown
  • Journalism vs. tradition in the early English ballads of the murdered sweetheart / Thomas Pettit
  • Do you take this hog-faced woman to be your wedded wife? / Tassie Gniady
  • Advertising monstrosity : broadsides and human exhibition in early eighteenth-century London / Anita Guerrini
  • And I my vowe did keepe : oath making, subjectivity, and husband murder in "murderous wife" ballads / Simone Chess
  • Tracking the petty traitor across genres / Frances Dolan
  • Ballads and the emotional life of crime / Joy Wiltenburg
  • The maiden's bloody garland : Thomas Warton and the elite appropriation of popular song / Steve Newman
  • Ne sutor ultra crepidam : political cobblers and broadside ballads in late seventeenth-century England / Angela McShane
  • William Hogarth's pregnant ballad sellers and the engraver's matrix / Elizabeth Mitchell
  • War and the media in border minstrelsy : the ballad of Chevy Chase / Ruth Perry
  • Heroines gritty and tender, printed and oral, late-breaking and traditional : revisiting the Anglo-American female warrior / Dianne Dugaw
  • Music and Indians in John Gay's Polly / Noelle Chao
  • Afterword : ballad futures / by Bruce R. Smith.