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Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher 1938-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 10,794 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F29.H15, 974.16
Publication Timeline
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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 )

37 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 2,974 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 )

38 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 1,814 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,785 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,348 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 839 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
A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints
Tangible things : making history through objects by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 292 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
Yards and gates : gender in Harvard and Radcliffe history( Book )

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

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

A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon 'plural marriage, ' whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress, and who became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements
A beginner's Boston by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 36 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

Everyman his own historian by Carl L Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the diaries of one woman 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, 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

A house full of females : family and faith in 19th-century Mormon diaries by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints
The signifance of trivia by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 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

A midwife's tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Amerikaans historica van de moderne tijd

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich historiadora estadounidense

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich historienne américaine

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

לורל תאצ'ר אולריך היסטוריונית אמריקאית

울리히, 로렐 대처

洛雷爾·撒切爾·烏利齊

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English (177)

Italian (2)

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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