"My Name It Is Jack Hall": A Hanging Song and Its Atlantic Histories, c.1690-2002

Alastair Bellany (History)

Focusing on the 300-year history of a ballad written about the execution of a London housebreaker early in the 18th-century, this seminar explores the history of song and capital punishment in Britain and the United States. The seminar will introduce students to a wide variety of historical sources and methods, to the practice of cultural history, and to the difficulties and rewards of pursuing histories over broad chronological and geographical trajectories.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 06 index 10142