Ulrich’s revelatory history was experienced with the Pulitzer Prize. A Midwife’s Tale also received the Bancroft Prize, the John H. Dunning Prize, the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the Society for Historians of the Early Republic Book Prize, the William Henry Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine, and the New England Historical Association Award.
A Midwife’s Tale was later developed into a docudrama film for the PBS series American Experience by producer Laurie Kahn-Levitt and director Richard P. Rogers. The film was based upon both Ulrich’s book and her archival process, and Ulrich served as a consultant, script collaborator, and narrator.The book also helped her secure a “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Fellows Program.
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