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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballard, Martha
  • Ballard, Martha
  • Hallowell (Me.)
  • Augusta (Me.)
  • Kennebec River Valley (Me.)
  • Midwives
  • Midwives
  • Kennebec River Valley, EE. UU.
  • Manners and customs
  • Midwives
  • Maine
  • Maine
  • Maine
  • Verloskundigen
Label
A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
22911420
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition
Extent
x, 444 pages
Isbn
9780679733768
Lccn
90055674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)22911420
Label
A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
22911420
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition
Extent
x, 444 pages
Isbn
9780679733768
Lccn
90055674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)22911420

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