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The Little Slaves of the Harp: Italian Child Street Musicians in Nineteenth-Century Paris, London, and New York
The padrone were often known to the families of the children or were from the same villages. While some were cruel exploiters who compelled obedience through terror and abuse - a view promoted by a few, well-publicized cases - the lot of most of these children was similar to that of child apprentices and helpers in other trades. Public reactions to the child performers wer ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 2nd 1998 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published April 24th 1992)
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