Project Description


Website Image from Do History

Richard P. Rogers, with Kristi Barlow and Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (2000)

The award-winning DoHistory web site is an interactive case-study of Martha Ballard and A Midwife’s Tale that helps people learn how to work with primary source materials.

A Midwife’s Tale, the 1991 Pulitzer-prize winning book by Laurel Ulrich and the 1997 film by Richard P. Rogers, the DoHistory site seeks to exemplify historiography in its form as well as its content.

At DoHistory, students and scholars can explore the diary of eighteenth-century midwife Martha Ballard and other early-American documents, find interactive guides to historical research, and discover stories drawn from the primary sources.