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A Midwife's Tale epub Ö Based on Her Diary read É eyltransferservices ´ [Reading] ➹ A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEDrawing on the diaries of one woman in WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEDrawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth century Maine this intimate history illuminates the medical practices household economies religious rivalries and sexual s of the New England frontierBet I had expected to read a hard to read diary in old English with detailed midwife adventures What I got was such a wonderful surprise Yes it is a diary with old English spellings but it was not hard to read However the best part is the explanations by the author As she ties in another diary of that time long with so much research into every type of document left from that era you come to know the people of the town and their lifestyles This book is greAt and completely fascinating

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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 This is the most amazing book It will make you realize that the history you learned in school was very different than what was really going onIt will open your eyes to the everyday hardships of Augusta Maine in the late 1700 It was a wonder that not only did people survive but that this midwife had the same infant survival rate that we have now I highly recommend this book The only comment is that around the fourth chapter the author explains the economics of the time It reads like someone's thesis Please stick it out or skip to the next chapter it will be worth your while

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A Midwife's Tale The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785 1812Ween 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work in 27 years she attended 816 births as well as her domestic life in Hallowell Maine On the basis of that diary Laurel Thatcher Great book Much needed type of history that reconstructs the importance of women's role in society in a period when women did not write much This historian pieces together evidence of what women's lives were like from all sorts of historical evidence beyond or between the lines of traditional records She really looks at the documents and sees what so many historians before her neglected or minimized