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

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1624 Act. See Act to Prevent the Destroying and Murthering of Bastard Children
1803 Act. See Lord Ellenborough's Maiming and Wounding Bill
1938 Infanticide Act, 34n. 6
abortion, 25, 47, 48, 50, 242, 249
Act to Prevent the Destroying and Murthering of Bastard Children (1624), 17, 20, 27–28, 26, 29, 36n. 21, 40n. 42, 54, 92, 93–94, 95–96, 106
Adam Bede, 19, 70, 197–98, 205, 253
Adams, Eliphalet, 102–4
Addison, Joseph, 30, 149
Anderson, Olive, 81
Anderson, Benedict, 18
Andrew, Donna, 154–55
Armstrong, Nancy, 156
autopsy, 204
baby farming, 112, 179, 201
ballads, 133
Barnes, Thomas, 75
bastardy, 25, 159, 198–200; economic burden of, 20, 40nn. 45 and 46, 219; parish support of, 88, 219. See also illegitimacy
Battestin, Martin, 231
Beasley, Jerry, 165
Beattie, John, 19
Bedford, John, 155
Behlmer, George, 25
benefit of linen. See defense of linen
Berry, Laura, 31
birth control, 25
Bishop, James, 75
book history, 20, 37n. 23
Boston, Patience, 29, 93, 101, 105–9
Bowers, Toni, 31, 148, 236, 238, 239, 244
Bray, Thomas, 30, 149
breastfeeding, 26, 182, 243, 244, 245
broadsides, 113, 117–21, 138n. 13, 172, 189; and generic instability, 136; and scrutiny of female body, 121, 124; and working class self-perception, 118–19; 136–37; printers of, 119
Brough, Mary Ann, 132–33
Brown, Charles Brockden, 108
Brownlow, John, 153, 214n. 29, 204–5, 261n. 23
Burney, Charles, 155
Byles, Mather, 98–100, 101
Cadogan, William, 155, 193n. 19, 243– 44, 246–47, 253, 261n. 23
Canning, Elizabeth, 32, 218–35
Carter, Christopher, 51–52
Chaber, Lois A., 161, 164
Chamblitt, Rebekah, 29, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96–101, 103, 106, 107
Chapman, Ann, 123
Chartier, Roger, 33
Chartism, 74
child abandonment, 13, 187
childbirth: associated with mental disorder, 237; history of, 94–95, 259n. 11
child-murder: abortion and, 25, 45, 46; acquittal of, 45, 96, 107; alleged omnipresence of, 201, 202, 204; as act of loving mothers, 250–51; as term, 35n. 10, 62 n. 5, 71, 88, 117; associated with working classes, 145; associated with unmarried female servants, 219; attributed to moral laxity, 201; autopsy and, 204, 219; ballads and, 64n. 40, 139n. 18; birth control and, 25; broadsides and, 29, 112–37; colonialism and, 37 n. 23, 38 n. 25; community and, 26–27, 32, 92, 93–95, 97, 98, 101–5, 110, 122, 124, 232; conceal-

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