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Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher 1938-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 9,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Guidebooks  Documentary films  Diaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Consultant
Classifications: F29.H15, B
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Most widely held works by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier
Well-behaved women seldom make history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They didn't ask to be remembered," historian Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." Today those words appear on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and more--but what do they really mean? Here, Ulrich ranges over centuries and cultures, from the fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, who imagined a world in which women achieved power and influence, to the writings of nineteenth-century suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and twentieth-century novelist Virginia Woolf. She contrasts Woolf's imagined story about Shakespeare's sister with biographies of actual women who were Shakespeare's contemporaries. She uses daybook illustrations to look at women who weren't trying to make history, but did. Throughout, she shows how feminist historians, by challenging traditional accounts of both men's and women's histories, have stimulated more vibrant and better-documented accounts of the past.--From publisher description
Good wives : image and reality in the lives of women in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of women in northern New England in the century from 1650 to 1750, discussing issues of housekeeping, childbearing, churchgoing, and other triumphs and tragedies of everyday life
The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Using objects that Americans have saved through the centuries and stories they have passed along, as well as histories teased from documents, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich chronicles the production of cloth--and of history--in early America. Under the singular and brilliant lens that Ulrich brings to this study, ordinary household goods--Indian baskets, spinning wheels, a chimneypiece, a cupboard, a niddy-noddy, bed coverings, silk embroidery, a pocketbook, a linen tablecloth, a coverlet and a rose blanket, and an unfinished stocking--provide the key to a transformed understanding of cultural encounter, frontier war, Revolutionary politics, international commerce, and early industrialization in America. We discover how ideas about cloth and clothing affected relations between English settlers and their Algonkian neighbors. We see how an English production system based on a clear division of labor₇men doing the weaving and women the spinning--broke down in the colonial setting, becoming first marginalized, then feminized, then politicized, and how the new system both prepared the way for and was sustained by machine-powered spinning. Pulling these divergent threads together into a rich and revealing tapestry of--the age of homespun--Ulrich demonstrates how ordinary objects reveal larger economic and social structures, and, in particular, how early Americans and their descendants made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert identities, shape relationships, and create history
A midwife's tale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of a frontier midwife, Martha Ballard, in Hallowell, Maine is reconstructed from her diary by historian Laurel Ulrich
Yards and gates : gender in Harvard and Radcliffe history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All God's critters got a place in the choir by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachel's death : how memory challenges history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beginner's Boston by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyman his own historian by Carl L Becker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La storia di una levatrice : la vita di Martha Ballard dal suo diario (1785-1812) by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good wives, a study in role definition in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The signifance of trivia by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A public patriotic museum" : artworks and artifacts from the General Artemas Ward House by Ivan Gaskell ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En jordemoders berättelse : barnmorskan Martha Ballards liv genom hennes dagbok 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L is for Indian : an alphabet for little saints by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society -- a portrait that sheds light on its medical practices, religious squabbles and sexual mores
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the investigative committee in the matter of professor Michael Bellesiles by Stanley Nider Katz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the Emory University committee that investigated Michael Bellesiles' scholarship in his book, Arming America : the origins of a national gun culture. The author argued in the book that few Americans owned firearms before the Civil War. Praised by reviewers, Arming America won the 2001 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy. Scholars criticized Bellesiles' research, however, and the Bancroft Prize was rescinded in 2002
 
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Alternative Names
Thatcher Ulrich, Laurel
Ulrich, Laurel.
Ulrich, Laurel, 1938-
Ulrich, Laurel T.
Ulrich, Laurel T., 1938-
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Languages
English (125)
Italian (2)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (1)
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