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Edited by Elaine Farrell

'She said she was in the family way' examines the subject of pregnancy and infancy in Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. It draws on exciting and innovative research by early-career and established academics, and consider topics that have been largely ignored by historians in Ireland. The book will make an important contribution to Irish women’s history, family history, childhood history, social history, crime history and medical history, and will provide a reference point for academics interested in themes of sexuality, childbirth, infanthood and parenthood.

Published in 2012 as part of the IHR Conference Series

Individual chapters are available Open Access via JSTOR Open Access Books

Read a review of this book in Reviews in History