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'The drunkard's raggit wean': Broadside culture and the politics of temperance verse

Alternative title « The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean » : la culture des imprimés placardés et la politique de la poésie de la tempérance

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Blair K (2016) 'The drunkard's raggit wean': Broadside culture and the politics of temperance verse [« The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean » : la culture des imprimés placardés et la politique de la poésie de la tempérance]. Cahiers Victoriens and Edouardiens, 2016 (84). https://doi.org/10.4000/cve.2918

Abstract
This article examines the circulation of a well-known temperance poem and song by Glasgow poet John Crawford, ‘The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean’, considering its function as a broadside and its reprinting in the newspaper press and other venues. It argues for the significance and continued popularity of broadsides in the mid-Victorian period, and highlights the importance of temperance verse in this period’s popular culture.

Keywords
poetry; broadside; newspaper; temperance; Scottish

Journal
Cahiers Victoriens and Edouardiens: Volume 2016, Issue 84

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication date30/11/2016
Publication date online01/11/2016
Date accepted by journal01/05/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34178
ISSN0220-5610
eISSN2271-6149

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Professor Kirstie Blair
Professor Kirstie Blair

Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, AH Management and Support Team