Edited by David Atkinson and Steve Roud
Street Literature is the generic term used to describe cheap printed items such as broadsides, chapbooks, and illustrations in the form of woodcuts and engravings, produced for, and avidly bought by, ordinary folk from the early sixteenth to the early twentieth century.
The papers in this essential volume, represent a selection from the 2019 Broadside Day at Strathclyde University.
Women and the Ballad Trade in Eighteenth-Century England
Penurious Poets and Ballad-Mongers: Some Nineteenth-Century Ballad Singers in Cumberland and Westmorland
‘Speckled Cats’ and ‘Gravey Distillers’: Nineteenth-Century Evangelists and Converts in the Cashel Ballads
Catherine Ann Cullen
William Clift – Broadside Printer in Cirencester
The London Singer’s Magazine
The Greenland Whale Fishery: The Story in and of a Song
‘These Railroad Times’: How Far Can We Trust the Broadsides?
Robert MacLeod: Fife Miner-Poet and Broadside-Maker
The Forth Valley Songster
The Utilitarian Tunes of Early Modern Broadside Ballads
The Master-piece of Love Songs: The Survival of a Restoration Broadside Ballad in the Repertoire of a Gypsy Family
||The Ballad Partners
||Paperback; 233 x 156mm
||Some black and white illustrations