Songs and Verse of the North-East Pitmen c.1780-1844 - Publications of the Surtees Society v. 204 (Hardback)
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Songs and Verse of the North-East Pitmen c.1780-1844 - Publications of the Surtees Society v. 204 (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 13/03/2000
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This volume contains 122 carefully-edited manuscripts and printed texts written about, for, on behalf of and by pit-village men and women, accompanied by notes, indices and a bibliography. In the introduction, the editor argues that the original pit-village texts present a challenge to conventional historical accounts. It also demonstrates how they were mediated by William Daniells, the 1840s `Miners' Advocate' editor, who acted as a cultural and political censor of strikers' writing; and by the mid-twentieth-century Stalinist `folklorist', A.L. Lloyd, who published altered versions to fit his concept of `industrial folksong'.

Publisher: Surtees Society
ISBN: 9780854440610
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 230 x 142 x 28 mm

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