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  • Published: 2 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780679733768
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $29.99

A Midwife's Tale

The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812



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.

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.

  • Published: 2 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780679733768
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $29.99

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