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
Characteristics: 444 p. : maps


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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.

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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