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The Liverpool UnderworldCrime in the City, 1750-1900$
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Michael Macilwee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316999

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317064

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Victorian Family Values

Victorian Family Values

(p.212) Fifteen Victorian Family Values
The Liverpool Underworld
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines family values in Liverpool during the Victorian period. It discusses the issue of infanticide and baby farming, which involved rearing infants in exchange for money, and highlights the prevalence of parental neglect and cruelty against children, incest, and child abuse. This chapter also explores the efforts of T. Frederick Agnew to help improve child protection with the founding of the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Keywords:   family values, Victorian period, infanticide, baby farming, parental neglect, incest, child abuse, T. Frederick Agnew

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