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A Midwife's Tale

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A Midwife's Tale

The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679733768, 464pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 1991

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Description

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.



About the Author
LAUREL THATCHER ULRICH was born in Sugar City, Idaho. She holds degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Utah, and Simmons College. She is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and past president of the American Historical Association. As a MacArthur Fellow, Ulrich worked on the PBS documentary based on her Pulitzer Prize-winning bookA Midwife's Tale.Her work is also featured on an award-winning website called dohistory.org. She is immediate past president of the Mormon History Association. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts."


Praise For A Midwife's Tale

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

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