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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Minstrel songs and chanties (44) RE: Minstrel songs and chanties 24 Jan 21


If Mudcat mentions any real world maritime tradition or vocabulary, of any faith, in your new and revised history of the San Francisco 'hog-eye' well, I missed it again.

You wouldn't be my first choice as look-out. Your frame of reference for all things Afro-Americana is the Tom show. The standard chanty paradigm has the same relationship with minstrely's “locomotive lecture” as the Greek keleusma. It has been processing the bulgine as a real world piece of African-American ship's gear.
Ship Margaret Evans, songs


The glossary debating minstrely's authenticity and racism is a multi-volume set. If you lot have solved the age old riddle of the tragic mulatto all by your lonesomes… show your work. It's a reasonable request.

The informed, intellectually honest answer is “we.do.not.know.;” but… De History 'Ob de World lecture sub-genre probably shouldn't even be lumped in May Irwin's Bible Stories (Darkie Sunday School &c &c ad nauseum. – Baptist Sunday School words offensive?)

Much less with a Harriet Beecher Stowe piece promoting the Northern abolitionist cause.


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