Writing British Infanticide: Child-Murder, Gender, and Print, 1722-1859

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Contents
Acknowledgments9
Introduction: Stories of Child-Murder, Stories of Print JENNIFER THORN13
Part I: Child-Murder's Writers and Readers
Beyond "Lewd Women" and "Wanton Wenches": Infanticide and Child-Murder in the Long Eighteenth Century DANA RABIN45
"Most Revolting Murder by a Father": The Violent Rhetoric of Paternal Child-Murder in The Times (London), 1826–1849 MELISSA VALISKA GREGORY70
"I would be a Witness against my self": Infanticide and Communion in Colonial New England LAURA HENIGMAN91
Fractured Narratives of Infanticide in the Crime and Execution Broadside in Britain, 1780–1850 MIRIAM JONES112
Part II: Infanticide, Print, and "the Public"
The Gender Dynamics of the Infanticide Prevention Campaign in Eighteenth-Century England and Richardson's History of Sir Charles Grandison LISA ZUNSHINE145
"I wou'd not murder my Child": Maternity and the Necessity of Infanticide in Two Novels by Daniel Defoe TONI BOWERS172
Confession and Profession: Adam Bede, Infanticide, and the New Coroner LAURA C. BERRY196
Whose Story Is This, and Who May Tell It? Medical Evidence versus "Common Capacity" in the Framing of the Elizabeth Canning case JUDITH MOORE218

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