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16503
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One of the most frequently cited explanations of the influence of folk music on cultivated music is one known as the \"seeping up\" theory. The theory states that folk music is the root of cultivated music. Although a sweeping generalization, it perhaps comes closest to having validity when it is related to the art song of the 19th-century.
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16502
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Sixty and seventy years ago cotton mill workers were an underprivileged class, though mill work meant regular pay, and better pay than they received as farm-hands.
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35177
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The retelling of the spectre cavalry fight which was circulated by newspapers all over the country in 1811. Supposedly, several inhabitants of the pass had seen a ghostly battle ensue, complete with sights, sounds, victors, and losers. Twenty years after the event, the author went to the ravine to explore and was guided by a grandson of one of the original story’s claimants. The guide assured him that it was merely a trick of the light and temperature differences that made the people see what they believed to be a supernatural phenomenon.
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35176
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A brief introduction about the reasoning behind superstitions leads to several lists of superstitions, which are organized by category.
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35179
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A collection of stories, unknown whether they are true, exaggerated, or completely false, circulated by students about the faculty and/or staff of Washington and Lee University.
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35178
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A reprinted magazine article from 1790 that describes an unusually large boy hailing from Halifax, NC who was exhibited in Philadelphia in 1787.