A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Author, J. Laslocky, Editor Vintage Books USA $16.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-679-73376-8
The diary of a midwife and herbalist reveals the prevalence of violence, crime and premarital sex in rural 18th-century New England. ``Fleshing out this midwife's bare entries with interpretive essays . . . Ulrich marvelously illuminates women's status, the history of medicine and daily life in the early Republic,'' said PW . Illustrated. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/03/1991
Release date: 06/01/1991
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-4177-1852-8
Open Ebook - 258 pages - 978-0-307-77298-5
Hardcover - 444 pages - 978-0-394-56844-7
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