Princeton University Library Catalog

Lovie : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship / Lisa Yarger.

Author:
Yarger, Lisa [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
306 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series:
Documentary arts and culture. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. This is a provocative chronicle of Shelton's life and work, which spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give birth"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
I'm a legend down here! -- A beginning -- The house of freedom -- That handmaiden business -- The original Washington -- Nurses on horseback -- The fig tree -- Babies and mamas -- Connie Corey and Doris Wilson -- Sister Carolina -- Palm Sunday -- Reunion -- Joy and Kenny -- A public health nurse-midwife -- I'm doing this for Joy -- Up to my neck in deliveries -- Receiving -- Birth stories -- Waiting -- You run into all sorts of things -- Marshall -- Walking a chalk line -- Still waiting -- Political showdown -- Barbry Allen, a baby, the Medes, a prayer -- A world of confusion and fog -- The call -- Labor -- Pushing -- Birth -- It's a thing of relationship -- Revelations -- God dealt well with the midwives.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781469630052 ((cloth : : alk. paper))
  • 1469630052 ((cloth : : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016019437
OCLC:
945745464
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