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Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
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Introduction: Placing Jane Ante Jane Educating Jane (1) Educating Jane (2) Jane and the Lords of the Law (1) Jane and the Lords of the Law (2) Jane and William Tulloch Jane, Posthumously Conclusion: Assessing Jane Acknowledgments Appendix A: Marianne Woods, Jane Pirie and Romantic Friendship Appendix B: What Really Happened to Miss Marianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie? Appendix C: Corinna: A Ballad Appendix D: Richard Rose's letter Written from the Manse of Kinnedar dated January 12, 1835 Appendix E: Jane's letter Written from the Dallas Manse dated 15 February 1836 to Sir William regarding wood stealing at Dallas Works Cited

About the Author

FRANCES B. SINGH is Professor Emerita at Hostos Community College, CUNY.

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[Makes] an important contribution to unveiling the complicated relationship that involves racial, gender/sexual, and class prejudice in nineteenth-century Scotland. * BAVS NEWSLETTER *
A welcome addition to histories of modern sexuality in Scotland, a field in which significant lacunae remain. * INNES REVIEW *
A pacy highly readable and detailed account of the fascinating life of a young Indian-Scottish woman. * HISTORY SCOTLAND *
This book is one of the first monographs to grapple with the history of Indian-Scottish children and in its rich research begins to open up the experiences of such children and to ask what happened to them when they were placed in Scottish society. In this, it offers an important starting point for what shall no doubt become a larger conversation. * English Historical Review *
Singh's lively conference presentations . . . have prompted many of us to express hope that she would offer us a deeper dive into the influences around and within the life of a woman who embodies the figure of an outsider in many ways . . . The result is a many-faceted examination of not just Cumming and her extended family, but the eighteenth century as a whole. -- Susan Spencer, University of Oklahoma * Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer *
Scandal and Survival is a timely and interesting contribution to the literature on the ways that concepts of race and sexuality shaped the lives of early 19th-century women. The use of recent sociological work on the experience of international adoptions adds a compelling frame to the treatment of Jane Cumming's experience. * Pam Perkins, University of Manitoba *
Frances Singh's new biography brilliantly narrates each dramatic turn in this serpentine saga, giving perhaps the most detailed and thorough account yet of Cumming's extraordinary life. . . . Singh's thorough scholarship makes an important contribution to that effort and reveals an early modern world that bears some astonishing similarities to the present. * 1650-1850 Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era *

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