Book , Print in English

A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
  • New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
  • 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • x, 444 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Eisenhower B Level
    F29.H15 U47 1991 c. 1
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Subjects
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • "a great sea A going"
  • August 1787: "Exceeding dangerously ill"
  • September 1788: "warpt a piece"
  • October 1789: "Mrs. Foster has sworn a rape on a number of men"
  • November 1792: "matrimonial writes"
  • December 1793: "Birth 50. Birth 51"
  • January 1796: "find my house up in arms"
  • February 1801: "a desection performed"
  • March 1804: "what a scean had I to go at evening"
  • April 1806: "Polly Purington here"
  • May 1809: "workt in my gardin."
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-411) and index.
  • Awards: American Historical Association John H. Dunning Prize for U.S. history, 1990.
ISBN
  • 0679733760
  • 9780679733768
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 90055674
  • OCLC: 22911420
  • OCLC: 22911420