American Experience; Midwife’s Tale, A
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- American Experience
- Midwife’s Tale, A
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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This dramatic exploration is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother in the wilds of Maine during the decades following the American Revolution. An extraordinary woman, Ballard struggled against poverty, disease, domestic abuse and social turmoil on the northern frontier of a young nation. Her story is interwoven with the quest of a historian to uncover Ballard's world in a sparsely detailed diary.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Midwife’s Tale, A,” 12/12/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A0FB6E6CC4C42B3BE1FAE713B1EB899.
- MLA: “American Experience; Midwife’s Tale, A.” 12/12/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A0FB6E6CC4C42B3BE1FAE713B1EB899>.
- APA: American Experience; Midwife’s Tale, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A0FB6E6CC4C42B3BE1FAE713B1EB899