IMPORTANT PAST AMERICAN WOMEN

Kevin P. O'Connell oconne18 at pilot.msu.edu
Sun Jun 18 19:55:00 EST 1995


In Article <3rttav$119 at newsbf02.news.aol.com> "mdddmddd at aol.com (Mdddmddd)" says:
> HISTORY BUFFS - AMERICAN
> 
> BOOKS ON:
> Confederate Nurses
> Women Civil War Doctors
> First Ladies
> Famous American Women
> Eleanore Roosevelt
> Apache Mothers and Daughters
> Letters of a Woman Homesteader
> Women At Work
> Childrearing In America (1750 - 1950)
> Amelia Earhart
I'd like to add another:
"A Midwife's Tale", the annotated diary of Martha Ballard, who was a 
midwife in Maine soon after the War for Independence.  I forget the name of
the author, but the book won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.  The 
author also draws on other sources for Martha's village from her lifetime, 
and reconstructs a fascinating view of life in the post-colonial period.
It may also be the earliest existing diary of a woman healer in the US, 
but I don't know that for sure.  Great book.
Kev



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