Bibliography and Resources
Below find some of the titles that are informing our work:
Donnison, Jean. Midwives and Medical Men: A History of the Struggle for the Control of Childbirth. New Barnet, Herts (England): Historical Publications, 1988.
Hoch-Smith, Judith and Anita Spring. Women in Ritual and Symbolic Roles. New York: Plenum, 1978.
Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Deirdre English. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. New York: Feminist Press, 1973.
Susie, Debra A. In the Way of Our Grandmothers: A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1988.
Logan, Onnie Lee as told to Katherine Clark. Mother Wit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story. New York: Dutton, 1989.
Fraser, Gertrude Jacinta. African American Midwifery in the South: Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory. Harvard University Press, 1998.
DeVries, Raymond G. Regulating Birth: Midwives, Medicine, and the Law. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1985.
Zimmerman, Barry and David Zimmerman. Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases that Threaten Humanity. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Cutter, Irving S., and Henry R. Viets. A Short History of Midwifery. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1964.
Lee, Valerie. Granny Midwives and Black Women Writers: Double-Dutched Readings. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Kennedy, V. Lynn. Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Stay tuned, as we add to this list. If you have any suggestions, please send them our way!