Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, 1938-

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

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 1991.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  974.16 B212Bu 1991    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Vintage books ed.
Description x, 444 pages : maps ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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."
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 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.
Subject Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812.
Hallowell (Me.) -- Biography.
Augusta (Me.) -- Biography.
Kennebec River Valley (Me.) -- Social life and customs.
Midwives -- Maine -- Hallowell -- Biography.
Midwives -- Maine -- Augusta -- Biography.
Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812 (OCoLC)fst00277217
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Midwives. (OCoLC)fst01020625
Maine -- Augusta. (OCoLC)fst01209573
Maine -- Hallowell. (OCoLC)fst01229888
Maine -- Kennebec River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01274401
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title Midwives tale
ISBN 0679733760

Available items only