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Midwife’s Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary 1785-1812 (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken

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Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812, a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in twenty-seven 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. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Language: English
Street Date: February 14, 2017
TCIN: 52027482
UPC: 9781515913924
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9355
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