Collection of books related to infant abandonment, adoption, neglect, abuse, and infanticide.
Ashby, LeRoy. Endangered Children: Dependency, Neglect and Abuse in American History. Twayne Pub., 1997.
Boswell, John. The Kindness of Strangers: The Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. The U. of Chicago Press, 1988.
Fuchs, Rachel G. Abandoned Children: Foundlings and Child Welfare in 19th Century France. SUNY Press, 1984.
Gager, Kristin Elizabeth. Blood Ties and Fictive Ties: Adoption and Family Life in Early Modern France. Princeton U. Press, 1996.
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer. Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection. Pantheon Books, 1999.
Kertzer, David I. Sacrificed for Honor: Italian Infant Abandonment and the Politics of Reproductive Control. Beacon Press, 1993.
Meyer, Cheryl and Michelle Oberman. Mothers Who Kill Their Children: Understanding the Acts of Moms from Susan Smith to the “Prom Mom.” New York U. Press, 2001.
Miller, Julie. Abandoned: Foundlings in Nineteenth-Century New York City, New York U. Press, 2008.
Oaks, Laury. Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice. New York University Press, 2015.
Piers, Maria W. Infanticide: Past and Present. W. W. Norton, 1978.
Ransel, David. Mothers in Misery: Child Abandonment in Russia. Princeton U. Press, 1988.
Rose, Lionel. The Massacre of the Innocents: Infanticide in Britain, 1800-1939. Routledge, 1986.
Schwartz, Lita L and Natalie K. Isser. Endangered Children: Neonatice, Infanticide and Filicide. CRC Press, 2000.
Spinelli, Margret G. Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill. Arlington, VA: Amer Psychiatric. 2002.