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Coverage for grant PW-51517-14

EBBA: Early Broadside Ballads at Houghton Library, Harvard University
Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara

Grant details:

Broadsides for Broadband: Digitizing the People’s Literature of the 17th Century (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Allison Meier
Publication: Hyperallergic
Date: 5/14/2015
Abstract: Considered the “people’s literature” in the 17th century, broadside ballads were sold for a penny or halfpenny, their pairing of a comic or satiric song alongside a woodblock illustration making them popular bawdy amusement across classes.