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A Midwife's Tale: The Life Of Martha Ballard


Description for A MIDWIFE'S TALE: THE LIFE OF MARTHA BALLARD, BASED ON HER DIARY 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich:

Between 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 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---a portrait that sheds light on its medical practices, religious squabbles and sexual mores. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A MIDWIFE'S TALE is a triumph of history on a human scale.


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Condition: Used - Like New, Wear around the edges. No writing or marks on inisde text.
ISBN: 9780679733768
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 1991

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