A Midwife s Tale

A Midwife s Tale
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-12-22
ISBN 10: 0307772985
ISBN 13: 9780307772985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Midwife s Tale Book Review:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-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. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale.

The Midwife s Tale

The Midwife s Tale
Author: Sam Thomas
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250010772
ISBN 13: 9781250010773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Tale Book Review:

In the tradition of Arianna Franklin and C. J. Sansom comes Samuel Thomas's remarkable debut, The Midwife's Tale It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer. Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who's far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha's past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city's most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther's murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.

The Midwife s Tale

The Midwife s Tale
Author: Gretchen Moran Laskas
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 9780307488237
ISBN 13: 0307488233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Tale Book Review:

“I come from a long line of midwives,” narrates Elizabeth Whitely. “I was expected to follow Mama, follow Granny, follow Great-granny. In the end, I didn’t disappoint them. Or perhaps I did. After all, there were no more midwives after me.”For generations, the women in Elizabeth’s family have brought life to Kettle Valley, West Virginia, heeding a destiny to tend its women with herbals, experience, and wisdom. But Elizabeth, who has comforted so many, has lost her heart to the one man who cannot reciprocate, even when she moves into his home to share his bed and raise his child. Then Lauren Denniker, Elizabeth’s adopted daughter, begins to display a miraculous gift--just as Elizabeth learns that she herself is unable to have a child. How Elizabeth comes to free herself from a loveless relationship, grapple with Lauren’s astonishing abilities, and come to terms with her own emptiness is the compelling heart of this remarkable tale. Incorporating the spirited mountain mythology of prewar Appalachia, Gretchen Laskas has crafted a story as true to our time as its own, and a cast of characters as poignant as they are entirely original. From the Hardcover edition.

The Midwife s Tale

The Midwife s Tale
Author: Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN 10: 1473829984
ISBN 13: 9781473829985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Tale Book Review:

Mothers and midwives reveal the wonders and difficulties of early twentieth century childbirth in this informative and insightful healthcare history. Before the foundation of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, expectant mothers relied on midwives to help them through childbirth. Based on interviews conducted with dozens and mothers and retired midwives over several years, Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap’s The Midwife’s Tale shares the stories of these women in their own words, shedding light on their experiences and on the realities of childbirth in the first half of the twentieth century. Intriguing, poignant, and sometimes humorous, this oral history covers the experiences of women from the 1910s through the 1950s including accounts of the difficulties of rearing large families in poverty-stricken environments and the lack of information about contraception and abortion—even as midwifery changed from an unqualified “handywoman” skill to an actual profession.

Hannah

Hannah
Author: Robina Salter
Publsiher: St. John's, Nfld. : Breakwater
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1998-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781550811377
ISBN 13: 1550811371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hannah Book Review:

In the village of Steadman's Cove the tall, lithe, fair-haired Hannah stood out in her struggle to adapt to the traditional role of the women in northe Newfoundland. As the local Midwife, the comforter for the undoctored cove and the neighbouring hamlets along the coast, Hannah was accustomed to being called at all hours to travel by dog team and sled through the perilous night to deliver a baby, ease someone's pain, sooth someone's dying. The novel is sustained by a metaphysical magic as Hannah transcends the daring challenges of a northe outpost during the era when the island became Canada's tenth province in 1949. Tenderly women throughout the novel are sparkling threads of Hannah's love for an American surgeon with whom she closely shares the vigils with the sick. Playing over in the readers mind are the vivid images and the symbolism by which the author portrays her admiration for the outport people, whose courage she saw mirrored in the timeless tides of the sea and etched on the rock upon which they built their homes, staking their faith in themselves and each other. Robina Salter, who has served as a science writer at the University of Toronto, has written fiction for children and adults. Today, while continuing to write, she also teaches the art of creative writing"". During the two years that Salter worked in Northe Newfoundland, she came to respect and admire its people. It was here in Newfoundland that she was inspired to write Hannah a Midwife's Tale.

The Midwife s Tale At Home in Trinity Book 1

The Midwife s Tale  At Home in Trinity Book  1
Author: Delia Parr
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1441228519
ISBN 13: 9781441228512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Tale At Home in Trinity Book 1 Book Review:

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered. Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith. Praise for The Midwife's Tale "Fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series should love Parr's work."--Philadelphia Inquirer "This story has every good thing--believably flawed characters, romance, humor, and even a bit of mystery."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Secret of Pembrooke Park "I was reluctant to say farewell to my new friends from Trinity."--Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher "This book has plot twists that are rarely predictable and yet always plausible. Compelling."--Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Good Wives

Good Wives
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 0307772977
ISBN 13: 9780307772978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Wives Book Review:

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising--and, all too often, mourning--her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.

A House Full of Females

A House Full of Females
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0307594904
ISBN 13: 9780307594907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House Full of Females Book Review:

From the author of "A Midwife's Tale", "House Full of Females" is a revelatory, nuanced and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive and determination

Catching Babies

Catching Babies
Author: Sheena Byrom
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN 10: 075536273X
ISBN 13: 9780755362738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching Babies Book Review:

A midwife's heartwarming and inspirational true story Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique experiences that filled midwife Sheena Byrom's days as she looked after mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her midwifery qualifications in Burnley, Sheena has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that tested her to her limits. Yet, whatever has come Sheena's way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical.

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1400075270
ISBN 13: 9781400075270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History Book Review:

Examines three key works by women--the fifteenth-century "Book of the City of Ladies" by Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's memoirs, and Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," to explore the making of history from a woman's perspective.

The Archaeology of Mothering

The Archaeology of Mothering
Author: Laurie A. Wilkie
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0415945690
ISBN 13: 9780415945691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of Mothering Book Review:

Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South.

The Midwife and the Assassin

The Midwife and the Assassin
Author: Sam Thomas
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1466845384
ISBN 13: 9781466845381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife and the Assassin Book Review:

"Sam Thomas has created one of the most unique sleuths in modern mystery fiction." -The Plain Dealer In this thrilling new mystery from the critically acclaimed author of The Witch Hunter's Tale midwife Bridget Hodgson travels to London where she's forced into a new profession-as a spy. It's 1649. Three years have passed since midwife Bridget Hodgson and her deputy Martha Hawkins fled York for the safety of the English countryside. But when a mysterious letter from London brings them to the capital, they are forced into service under Jonathan Marlowe, Oliver Cromwell's chief spymaster. Reunited with Bridget's nephew Will, the three seek out Parliament's enemies even as the nation awaits the trial of the King on charges of treason. Marlowe's first mission for Bridget is to spy upon Katherine Chidley, a notorious political radical and-Marlowe fears-a potential rebel against Parliament. The more time Bridget spends with Katherine, however, the closer the two become, and when Katherine's husband Daniel is murdered, Bridget and Martha join in the search for the killer. As the two uncover Daniel's secrets, the list of suspects grows ever longer, until it includes royalists, radicals, and a figure from Bridget's past, who is equal parts mysterious and deadly. When the killer strikes again, Bridget and Martha realize that he is bent on far more than mere murder, but intends to revive the civil wars or destroy England entirely.

The Age of Homespun

The Age of Homespun
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-08-26
ISBN 10: 9780307416865
ISBN 13: 0307416860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Homespun Book Review:

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history. In an age when even meals are rarely made from scratch, homespun easily acquires the glow of nostalgia. The objects Ulrich investigates unravel those simplified illusions, revealing important clues to the culture and people who made them. Ulrich uses an Indian basket to explore the uneasy coexistence of native and colonial Americans. A piece of silk embroidery reveals racial and class distinctions, and two old spinning wheels illuminate the connections between colonial cloth-making and war. Pulling these divergent threads together, Ulrich demonstrates how early Americans made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert their identities, shape relationships, and create history.

Reading Birth and Death

Reading Birth and Death
Author: Jo Murphy-Lawless
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780253334756
ISBN 13: 0253334756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Birth and Death Book Review:

This book makes an important contribution to the fields of obstetrics, midwifery, childbirth education, sociology of the body, cultural studies and women's studies.

Tangible Things

Tangible Things
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,Ivan Gaskell,Sara Schechner,Sarah Anne Carter,Samantha van Gerbig
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-06
ISBN 10: 0199382298
ISBN 13: 9780199382293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangible Things Book Review:

In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link between present and past. The authors of this book pulled an astonishing array of materials out of storage--from a pencil manufactured by Henry David Thoreau to a bracelet made from iridescent beetles--in a wide range of Harvard University collections to mount an innovative exhibition alongside a new general education course. The exhibition challenged the rigid distinctions between history, anthropology, science, and the arts. It showed that object-centered inquiry inevitably leads to a questioning of categories within and beyond history. Tangible Things is both an introduction to the range and scope of Harvard's remarkable collections and an invitation to reassess collections of all sorts, including those that reside in the bottom drawers or attics of people's houses. It interrogates the nineteenth-century categories that still divide art museums from science museums and historical collections from anthropological displays and that assume history is made only from written documents. Although it builds on a larger discussion among specialists, it makes its arguments through case studies, hoping to simultaneously entertain and inspire. The twenty case studies take us from the Galapagos Islands to India and from a third-century Egyptian papyrus fragment to a board game based on the twentieth-century comic strip "Dagwood and Blondie." A companion website catalogs the more than two hundred objects in the original exhibition and suggests ways in which the principles outlined in the book might change the way people understand the tangible things that surround them.

The Midwife s Apprentice

The Midwife s Apprentice
Author: Karen Cushman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0547722176
ISBN 13: 9780547722177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwife s Apprentice Book Review:

In a small village in medieval England, a young homeless girl acquires a home and a new career when she becomes the apprentice to a sharp-tempered midwife.

Hard Pushed

Hard Pushed
Author: Leah Hazard
Publsiher: Hutchinson
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN 10: 9781786331601
ISBN 13: 1786331608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard Pushed Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ________________ No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers... Welcome to the life of a midwife. Life on the NHS front line, working within a system at breaking point, is more extreme than you could ever imagine. From the bloody to the beautiful, from moments of utter vulnerability to remarkable displays of strength, from camaraderie to raw desperation, from heart-wrenching grief to the pure, perfect joy of a new-born baby, midwife Leah Hazard has seen it all. Through her eyes, we meet Eleanor, whose wife is a walking miracle of modern medicine, their baby a feat of reproductive science; Crystal, pregnant at just fifteen, the precarious, flickering life within her threatening to come far too soon; Star, birthing in a room heady with essential oils and love until an enemy intrudes and Pei Hsuan, who has carried her tale of exploitation and endurance thousands of miles to somehow find herself at the open door of Leah's ward. Moving, compassionate and intensely candid, Hard Pushed is a love letter to new mothers and to Leah's fellow midwives - there for us at some of the most challenging, empowering and defining moments of our lives. _____________________ 'The stories in Hard Pushed highlight the bravery of our midwives, and the women they care for.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'Heart-rending, inspiring and funny, Hard Pushed brings alive the world of midwifery in all its complexity and radiates love and respect for women.' PROFESSOR LESLEY PAGE CBE, former president of the Royal College of Midwives 'It is Leah Hazard's capacity to love and give so personally to the many thousands of women she has worked with which imbues this book with its power.' JULIA SAMUEL, author of Grief Works 'Not only powerful but well written too . . . a worthwhile addition to a genre fast becoming as crowded as a busy maternity unit.' DAILY EXPRESS 'A riveting read- heartwarming and heartbreaking' SHEENA BYROM OBE, midwifery consultant and author of Catching Babies 'A beautifully written, intimate portrait of the extraordinary work that midwives carry out each and every day.' CAROLINE ELTON, author of Also Human- The Inner Lives of Doctors

The Birth House

The Birth House
Author: Ami McKay
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN 10: 9780307371447
ISBN 13: 0307371441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth House Book Review:

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora becomes Miss B.’s apprentice, and together they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labours, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. Filled with details as compelling as they are surprising, The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

Diary of a Midwife

Diary of a Midwife
Author: Juliana Van Olphen-Fehr
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004235686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of a Midwife Book Review:

Based on the author's 13 years as a nurse-midwife, this book shows how women with low-risk pregnancies can be cared for by a midwife, allowing them to take control of the birth process and to avoid costly and traumatic interventions of drugs and surgery.

For Adam s Sake A Family Saga in Colonial New England

For Adam s Sake  A Family Saga in Colonial New England
Author: Allegra di Bonaventura
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN 10: 0871403471
ISBN 13: 9780871403476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Adam s Sake A Family Saga in Colonial New England Book Review:

“Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street Journal In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America’s most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As his remarkable diary—kept from 1711 until 1758—reveals, he was also a slave owner who owned Adam Jackson for over thirty years. In this engrossing narrative of family life and the slave experience in the colonial North, Allegra di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship and traces the intertwining stories of two families until the eve of the Revolution. Slavery is often left out of our collective memory of New England’s history, but it was hugely impactful on the central unit of colonial life: the family. In every corner, the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred as families across the social spectrum fought to survive. In this enlightening study, a new portrait of an era emerges.