- Author : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
- Publisher : Vintage
- File Size : 54,9 Mb
- Release : 22 December 2010
- ISBN : 9780307772985
- Page : 459 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: A Midwife s Tale PDF is a Fantastic Social Science book by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. It was published by Vintage on 22 December 2010. This Book has 459 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, "A truly talented historian unravels the fascinating life of a community that is so foreign, and yet so similar to our own" (The New York Times Book Review). Between 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 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.