A Midwife's Tale

A Midwife's Tale

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

Book - 1991
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Presents the life of Martha Ballard, a midwife in Maine during the eighteenth century, by drawing on the detailed diary she kept for twenty-seven years of her life.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780679733768
0679733760
Characteristics: x, 444 p. : maps ; 21 cm

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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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