American Experience: A Midwife's Tale DVD
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The 18th century, through the eyes of a woman. PBS's 1995 docudrama "A Midwife's Tale" brings to life the Pulitzer Prize-winning story based on the journal entries of Martha Ballard. A mother and midwife living in the Maine wilderness during the early decades after the American Revolution, Ballard dutifully recorded her daily struggles against poverty, abuse, illness, and social unrest, and launching historian Laurel Ulrich's mission to piece together the clues of a woman's life in 18th century America.