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For hundreds of years on the border between Scotland and Northern England, violence was a part of everyday life - and valiant deeds were celebrated in some of the most powerful story songs in the English language. Ellen Kushner explores the unique music and traditions of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands, and follows the way this rich and violent tradition helped shape the culture of America today.

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