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GUEST,phil Lyr Add: De Camptown Races (Stephen Foster) (20) RE: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races 14 Oct 11

Camptown, Irvington NJ freed slaves 1846
does the dialect infer that the people attending races/singing were black?
I heard some one singing "going to run" rather than "gwine to run" in a play about Stephen Foster and wondered whether the decision to change the wording was because the use of dialect may be considered to be patronising?

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