Online Essays

The Orphan Sewing Machine, Harvard Magazine, 2017

"Harvard's Womanless History," Harvard Magazine, 1999, reprinted in "From the Archives," December 2018.

"Mr. Everyman Buys Coal," AHA Perspectives, Sept. 1, 2009.

"The Truth About Squire Romolee," New York Times, Nove. 28, 2002.  Section A, Page 35



A Midwife’s Tale
Laurie Kahn, Producer and writer. Richard Rogers, director. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Narrator
and writer. First aired in 1998 in the PBS series “American Experience,” this film is still readily
available through PBS, Amazon, and other outlets. An innovative website,,
created by the same team contains both visual images and a transcription of the original diary.

American Experience Website
Blueberry Hill Productions Website

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