'A Most Diabolical Deed'
Infanticide and Irish Society, 1850-1900
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $100.00|
| Book Description: |
This book examines the phenomenon of infanticide in Ireland from 1850 to 1900. It is based on a large sample of 4,645 individual cases of infant murder, attempted infanticide and concealment of birth. Through a variety of sources, attitudes towards the crime of infanticide and women accused of the offence are revealed.