history

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Even though I've lived in the Philly area for six years, I for some reason had never been to the Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park. In an effort to experience all the history the greater Philadelphia area has to offer, I finally went.

book review, historical fiction, history

Review: A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Amazon blurb: 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. I love reading old diaries,… Continue reading Review: A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812