Dr. James Revell Carr
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Music Studies, School of Music, Theatre and Dance
Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850
by Dianne Dugaw
This book beautifully illustrates how an analysis of popular music from almost four hundred years ago can provide us with insights into the popular culture of the present. Dianne Dugaw was my mentor when I studied for my master's degree in folklore at the University of Oregon, and her work reflects a lot of my own interests––popular balladry, maritime songs, gender, and metaphor––which is why it is a book that I have always turned to as an example of exemplary historical folksong research.