People/Characters: Emma Hartsell

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American Folk Songs [2 volumes]: A Regional Encyclopedia by Norm Cohen
Native American balladry, a descriptive study and a bibliographical syllabus by G. Malcolm Laws

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Emma Hartsell: Murder victim in the ballad of the same name. Hartsell was found raped and with her throat cut on May 30, 1898. Two black men were lynched for the crime, but it is not known if they were actually guilty.

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