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!


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