Learning Exercise

The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale

The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale is a case of tragic character assassination in an 18th century New England town. This interactive site teachs students how historians must piece the past from an array of fragmentary evidence, which include diaries, newspapers, and town records to learn as much of the real truth as possible.
Course: United States History survey
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Exercise

Using the historical information provided, write a five to seven page biography informing the reader who Martha Ballard was and why was she important. Use MLA, APA, or Turabian footnoting styles.

Disciplines

Technical Notes

None.

Requirements

None.

Topics

Colonial America: New England
Women in Colonial America
Medicine in Colonial America

Learning Objectives

To write a biography using primary sources.