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Thread #143842 Message #3327868
Posted By: John Minear
23-Mar-12 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America?
We aren't the 99? Ha! And I'm glad to know where antiquarians stand on the social scale, too.
Thanks, Steve. This is a most helpful note. I'm not surprised about this. And so, what's the best way to get to those old nurses and poorer tradespeople of the 18th century? And which collections most reflect their world?
I have already trawled a bit through some of that flowery mush and would like to avoid it as much as possible. How do we find that 1%?