A Midwife's Tale website
Posted by Carolyn B on March 07, 1998 at 21:16:33:
While surfing the American Experience site, I found their website for the movie version of A Midwife's Tale about Maine midwife, Martha Ballard, based on her diary from 1780s-1810s. (Yes, she was American, but it's not easy to find first-hand info on such topics from this period.)
The site has some interesting features, including pages of the midwife Martha Ballard's diary, brief discussion of the changing role of midwife and doctor in the early 19th C., and interviews (audio and transcript) with both the historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and the filmmaker. They discuss among other things, trying to make an historically accurate film including dialect, costume, etc.
There's also a link to order the video (I just noticed that someone asked about this way down the board in response to my earlier post on this subject and I have e-mailed her too)
- Link: A Midwife's Tale website
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