A Midwife's Tale

A Midwife's Tale

The Life Of Martha Ballard, Based On Her Diary, 1785-1812

Book - 1990
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
ISBN: 9780394568447
0394568443
Characteristics: 444 p. : maps

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howiecat
Jan 28, 2014

Wonderful book for those who want to know about historical history of the period, women and midwifery. I could hardly put the book down.

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zinniagirl
Jul 21, 2011

If you really want to know what life was like for the average person in the late 18th, early 19th centuries, this book is riviting. From a few laconic diary entries Ulrich deduces such a rich contextual history. I couldn't put it down.

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