Martha's Diary and Mine

  title={Martha's Diary and Mine},
  author={Laurel Thatcher Ulrich},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={157 - 160}
  • L. Ulrich
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Women's History
The following essay was my acceptance speech at the Bancroft Prize award dinner, Columbia University, April 3, 1991. Since the award ceremony follows a sumptuous dinner, prize winners are encouraged to save their sophisticated historiographie insights for another occasion and "be personal." This is what I said: I spent eight years studying the diary of Martha Moore BaUard, an eighteenth-century Maine midwffe. As I was flunking about how I could explain that to you, I remembered my own diary. It… Expand
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