Ulrich, Laurel. A midwife's tale: the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary,. I78f -I8I2 I by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.-Ist ed. p. em. Bibliography: p. Includes index. A Midwife's Tale / The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary - Image of the book. Image of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. About Laurel. Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies.
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First published: September‐October bestthing.info(90) J · Read the full text. About. Related; Information. ePDF PDF · PDF. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The diary of a midwife and herbalist reveals the prevalence of violence, crime and premarital sex in rural. Ulrich LT. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, New York: Alfred A. Knopf;
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From there, I looked at other topics. This is somewhat counter-intuitive, as one would think the household responsibilities for an aging grandmother with a large family would decrease over time.
Topic modeling allows us to quantify and visualize this pattern, a pattern not immediately visible to a human reader. One topic in particular leaped out at me: feel husband unwel warm feeble felt god great fatagud fatagued thro life time year dear rose famely bu good The most descriptive label I could assign this topic would be EMOTION — a tricky and elusive concept for humans to analyze, much less computers.
How does this topic appear over the course of the diary? Emotion Like the housework topic, there is a broad increase over time.
In this chart, the sharp changes are quite revealing.
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