xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Children of accident and mystery : foundlings in history and memory New York as a nursing mother : foundlings in the antebellum city The murder of the innocents : New York discovers its foundlings The basket at the door : the foundling asylums open Out-Heroding Herod : the foundlings and the revolutionary The end of the foundling asylums Conclusion : the foundling disappears almost.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-310) and index.