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The Ballad of Schenectady and Other Local Songs
September 8, 2018 –
Join us for a lecture with Robert Wells who will use the Ballad of Schenectady and other folk songs with local connections to explore the links between those songs and American history.
Robert Wells taught Early American History at Union College from 1969 to 2013. He is the author of seven books, including Facing the "King of Terrors" (Cambridge, 2000), which explores death and American society with a focus on Schenectady, and Life Flows On in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History.