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A Midwife,s Tale The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785-1812
A Midwifes Tale The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785-1812
Author: Laura Thatcher Ulrich
This the diary of the life of Martha Ballard, Midwife, based on her personal diary 1785-1812. Martha was an ordianry woman who turns out to be quite extraordinary. Her diary covers not only her life but covers her housekeeping, her early guide to medicine, debts, religion, family relations, the labor systom, marriage and courtship, and above all...  more »
ISBN: 267511
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 416
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Publisher: Knopf Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved the format of this book. The author begins each chapter with a few pages of Martha's diary, then spends the rest of the chapter explaining the entries. The customs of the time, the specifics of that town and family, archaic words in the diary, and especially explanations of what Martha was saying and what it meant. This is one of the most fascinating diaries I have read.
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Excellent read-very interesting. Things were so hard in those days. Martha lead a very interesting life.


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