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A Midwife's Tale

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Special Features

Online Poll
Historians seek out diaries so they can better understand people's thoughts and life experiences. Do you keep one?


Behind the Scenes
Hear what producer Laurie Kahn-Leavitt and historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich have to say about producing A Midwife's Tale.

After the Revolution
Read about the years following the Revolutionary War and the changes our developing nation underwent.


Frontier Communities
Find out about women's roles in turning the 18th-century frontier into settled communities.

Public and Private Piety
In her diary, Martha Ballard seems like a religious person; why, then, did she go to church so infrequently?


Diaries and History
Learn more about the importance of diaries, and the men and women who have kept them.

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