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    • A Midwife’s Tale

    • The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
    • By: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Drawing on the diaries of one woman in 18th-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • drew me in

    • By Megan Mavy on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A House Full of Females

    • Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870
    • By: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    A stunning and sure to be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen 19th-century diaries, letters, albums, minute books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never before told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage", whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, 50 years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well-behaved women seldom write in diaries

    • By Darwin8u on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $31.49