Martha Moore Ballard was an American midwife and healer. Unusually for the time, Ballard kept a diary with thousands of entries over nearly three decades, which has provided historians with invaluable insight into frontier-women’s lives. Wikipedia*
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Martha Moore has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as a Correspondent for the Advertising of the USA Today. Most appearances with Susan Swain (3).