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Professor Deborah Symonds

Position: Professor of History
Institutional affiliation: Drake University
Address: Dept of History, 2507 University Ave
Des Moines
Subject: History
Research Interests:

eighteenth century, criminal courts, cultural and economic aspects of the transition to capitalism, indentured servants sent to US

Select Publications:

Weep Not for Me: Women, Ballads and Infanticide in Early Modern Scotland. Pennsylvania State Press, 1997

Notorious Murders, Black Lanterns and Moveable Goods: The Transformation of Edinburgh's Shadow Economy in the Early Nineteenth Century. University of Akron Press, 2006.

'Reconstructing Rural Infanticide in Eighteenth-Century Scotland' Journal of Women's History 10:2 (Summer 1998), 63-84.

'Living in the Scottish Record Office' in Reconstructing History: The Emergence of a New Historical Society ed Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn. New York: Routledge, 1999

'The Road to Ruindunan' The Journal of the Historical Society (Fall 2002)

'The Disorder at Comrie, Perthshire after the '45: A Leg in a Cornfield' in Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland eds E. Ewan and J. Nugent. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008, 163-78


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