The Resource A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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

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A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812
Title
A midwife's tale
Title remainder
the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812
Statement of responsibility
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Title variation
Midwives tale
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Language
eng
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
Awards note
  • American Historical Association John H. Dunning Prize for U.S. history, 1990.
  • American Association for the History of Medicine William H. Welch Medal, 1995.
  • Bancroft Prize, 1991.
  • Berkshire Conference First Book Prize, 1990.
  • Pulitzer Prize, History, 1991.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 974.1/6
  • B
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F29.H15
LC item number
U47 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-411) and index
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."
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
x, 444 p.
Isbn
9780679733768
Lccn
90055674
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)22911420
  • 196336
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  • 196336

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