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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale The Life of Martha Ballard Based on her Diary 1785-1812
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
This book is a model of social history at its best. An exegesis of Ballard's diary, it recounts the life and times of this obscure Maine housewife and midwife. Using passages from the diary as a starting point for each chapter division, Ulrich, a professor at the University of New Hampshire, demonstrates how the seemingly trivial details of Ball...  more »
ISBN: 324722
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 444
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Publisher: knopf
Book Type: Paperback
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