A midwife's tale: the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812
Martha Ballard was a midwife and medical practitioner. Her diary recounts the sensational events of her neighborhood--whether it be the ex-minister's wife charging a local judge with rape or the mass murder of a family--and catches the small movements that characterized life and death in an 18th-century town. Illustrated.
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Review: A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812User Review - Lauren Csaki - Goodreads
Wow, was this an impressive book. Clearly the result of years of study and thought, Ulrich's Pulitzer Prize winner takes us through the dense, terse, and often puzzling diary of Martha Ballard, an ... Read full review
Review: A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812User Review - Robin - Goodreads
I read this book after Laurel Ulrich Thatcher won the Pulitzer Prize. I found Martha Ballard a fascinating person who lived a life devoted to serving her family, and her women neighbors. There are ... Read full review