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Published: 31 July 2013

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088209

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A Most Diabolical Deed

Elaine Farrell

Published by Manchester University Press

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.