Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866



Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 766

Title: Nigger's history of the world

First Line: I came from old Virginia with my

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3450

Title: Poor Tom, or Mas'r, mas'r, I can die

First Line: Mas'r I can tell you nothing

Notes:  Based on a passage in Uncle Tom's cabin

Themes:  Slavery


IconClass Codes:
32B321: African negroes
49I11: Explorer
31E2312: Violent death ~ fire
41C9: Cannibalism


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2705)

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