A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (Paperback)
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.
Praise for A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812…
"A major source through which we can vicariously experience the rural life of early New England." --Carl N. Degler, The New York Times Book Review