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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
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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.
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679733768 (0679733760)
ASIN: 679733760
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
This historiographical text examines the every day life of women in post-revolutionary America. It uses the diary of Martha Ballard as a lens from which to examine important but often unstudied aspects of life from this period. A must-read for any fan of women's history! If you've read my "about me...
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5.0 A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
The book is well researched, well thought out, and engagingly written. The author stuck to her copious research and didn't speculate very much, which I appreciate in non fiction, especially as she managed to tell such an interesting story with what she had.I enjoyed how the author started each chapt...
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4.0 A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
This is not the easiest read--I'm not going to lie. What makes this book interesting is the insights it provides into the lives of people during this time period, not just Martha's personal life at home, but her work outside the home helping the community with their medical issues from birth to dea...
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