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"She said she was in the family way" : pregnancy and infancy in modern Ireland

Author: Elaine Farrell
Publisher: London : Institute of Historical Research, [2012] ©2012
Series: IHR Conference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congress
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Farrell
ISBN: 9781905165650 190516565X
OCLC Number: 826290813
Description: xix, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. 'I would take anything to prevent me having a child': contraception --
1 'Veiled obscenity': contraception and the Dublin Medical Press, 1850-1900 / Ann Daly --
2 'Its effect on public morality is vicious in the extreme': defining birth control as obscene and unethical, 1926-32 / Sandra McAvoy --
II. 'Inexpressible rendings of heart at the prospect of my child's death': pregnancy, childbirth and mortality --
3 Some cources for the study of infant and maternal mortality in later seventeenth-century Ireland / Clodagh Tait --
4 'A time of trial and being near at hand': pregnancy, childbirth and parenting in the spiritual journal of Elizabeth Bennis, 1749-79 / Rosemary Raughter --
5 Birth and death in nineteenth-century Dublin's lying-in hospitals / Julia Anne Bergin --
III. 'The natural and proper guardian of the child': material culture and the care of babies --
6 Medicinal care in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Irish home / Emma O'Toole --
7 The chrysalis in the cradle / Elaine Murray --
IV. 'The world acted unjustly to women in this fallen position': unmarried mothers and 'illegitimate' children --
8 'Found in a "dying" condition': nurse-children in Ireland, 1872-1952 / Sarah-Anne Buckley --
9 In the family way and away from the family: examining the evidence for Irish unmarried mothers in Britain, 1920s-40s / Jennifer Redmond --
V. 'I know she never intended to rear it': infanticide --
10 Responding to infanticide in Ireland, 1680-1820 / James Kelly --
11 'A very immoral establishment': the crime of infanticide and class status in Ireland, 1850-1900 / Elaine Farrell --
12 Beyond cradle and grave: Irish folklore about the spirits of unbaptized infants and the spirits of women who murdered babies / Anne O'Connor.
Series Title: IHR Conference series.
Responsibility: edited by Elaine Farrell.

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