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Author Brooks, Joanna
Title Why We Left : Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013
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Note Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION: Brave Men Run -- CHAPTER ONE: No Land of Opportunity: Folk Ballads and the Story of Why We Left -- CHAPTER TWO: Murder the Brother Who Killed the Tree: Fratricide and the Story of Deforestation -- CHAPTER THREE: Two Sisters and a Beaver Hat: Desire and the Story of Colonial Commodity Culture -- CHAPTER FOUR: To Sink It in the Lonesome Sea: Betrayal and the Story of Indentured Servitude -- CHAPTER FIVE: Seduction of the House Carpenter's Wife: Abandonment and the Story of Colonial Migration -- EPILOGUE: Ballad of the Laboring Poor -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Joanna Brooks reveals the harsh realities behind seventeenth- and eighteenth-century working-class English emigration-and dismantles the idea that these immigrants were drawn to America as a land of opportunity. Brooks follows American folk ballads back across the Atlantic, uncovering an archaeology of the worldviews of America's earliest immigrants and a haunting historical perspective on the ancestors we thought we knew
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Brooks, Joanna Why We Left : Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2013 9780816681259
Subject Prostitution -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.;Prostitutes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.;Prostitution -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.;Sexually transmitted diseases -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.;Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.;Great Britain -- Moral conditions
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