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Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher 1938-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 187 publications in 4 languages and 9,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author
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 )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,964 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
Good wives : image and reality in the lives of women in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 1,804 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
Well-behaved women seldom make history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,798 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
The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,359 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 labor--men 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two women, 200 years apart, linked together by the massive yet cryptic diary one of them left behind. The life and world of Martha Ballard, a frontier midwife in Maine, is reconstructed through her diary. She lived through the economic boom and bust, and political and social turmoil of the decades following the American Revolution
Yards and gates : gender in Harvard and Radcliffe history( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangible things : making history through objects by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, arguing that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link between present and past."--Provided by publisher
All God's critters got a place in the choir by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel's death : how memory challenges history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

3 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyman his own historian; essays on history and politics by Carl L Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good wives, a study in role definition in northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The signifance of trivia by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las mujeres que "se portan bien" no suelen hacer historia by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 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

Tangible things : making history through objects by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link beween present and past. The authors of this book pulled an astonishing array of materials out of storage--from a pencil manufactured by Henry David Thoreau to a bracelet made from iridescent beetles--in a wide range of Harvard University collecti
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

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

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

 
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Well-behaved women seldom make history
Alternative Names
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Amerikaans historica van de moderne tijd

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich US-amerikanische Historikerin

Thatcher Ulrich, Laurel

Thatcher Ulrich, Laurel 1938-

Ulrich, Laurel.

Ulrich, Laurel 1938-

Ulrich, Laurel T.

Ulrich, Laurel T. 1938-

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Ульрих, Лорел Тэтчер

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Good wives : image and reality in the lives of women in northern New England, 1650-1750Well-behaved women seldom make historyThe age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American mythYards and gates : gender in Harvard and Radcliffe historyAll God's critters got a place in the choirRachel's death : how memory challenges history