The Hanging of Susanna Cox: The True Story of Pennsylvania’s Most Notorious Infanticide and the Legend That’s Kept It Alive
By Patricia Earnest Suter
Patricia Suter examines the story of Susanna Cox, who was hanged in 1809 in Reading, Pa. for murdering her infant son.
Cox’s execution triggered the writing of the most popular ballad among Pennsylvania Germans. Cox was the last woman publicly executed in Pennsylvania.
Hardcover, 164 pages, black & white illustrations.