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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

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ISBN13: 9780679733768
ISBN10: 0679733760
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Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.

Review:

"A truly talented historian unravels the fascinating life of a community that is so foreign, and yet so similar to our own." Carl N. Degler, The New York Times Book Review

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"A major source through which we can vicariously experience the rural life of early New England." The New York Times Book Review

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-411) and index.

About the Author

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University. Formerly a professor of American history at the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of Good Wives (1982) and numerous articles and essays on early American history. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991 for A Midwife?s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, she has lived in New England since 1960. During her tenure as a MacArthur Fellow, she assisted in the production of a PBS documentary based on A Midwife?s Tale. Her work is also featured on an award-winning Web site called dohistory.org. She and her husband, Gael Ulrich, are the parents of five grown children.

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jksquires, September 19, 2014 (view all comments by jksquires)
This wonderful book is not only a great historical document, it also memorably entertaining. Credit must be given to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich for transcribing Martha Ballard's incredible diary, but also to the spirit of Martha herself who was so devoted to helping women in remote New England. I know of no other book quite like it and it is a significant addition to our history. It documents the life of a brave and remarkable woman who would have been otherwise lost to us.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679733768
Editor:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Ulrich, Laurel
Author:
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Midwives
Subject:
Midwives -- Maine -- Augusta -- Biography.
Subject:
Kennebec River Valley
Subject:
Social science
Subject:
Augusta
Subject:
Hallowell
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ballard, Martha
Subject:
Hallowell (Me.) Biography.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
history;biography;women;maine;non-fiction;midwifery;women s studies;diary;american history;new england;women s history;medicine;18th century;social history;memoir;gender;midwife;childbirth;pulitzer prize;america;birth;american;colonial;us history;fiction;
Subject:
history;biography;women;maine;non-fiction;women s studies;midwifery;diary;american history;new england;women s history;medicine;18th century;social history;memoir;gender;childbirth;midwife;pulitzer prize;america;birth;american;colonial;us history;martha b
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
pt. 4
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.76 lb

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