A Midwife's Tale

The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
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Product Number: DD30332
Released: Feb 14, 2017
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ISBN: #9781515913924
Narrator/s: Susan Ericksen
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812, a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in twenty-seven years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale.


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A Midwife's Tale
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Product Number:DD30332

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Narrator(s): Susan Ericksen
Product Number Z100121015
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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