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W. Bush and George W. Bush (ninth- and tenth-generation 1: THE EARLY VOICES OF MIDWIVES ■ 9 greatgrandsons, respectively); author Eve LaPlante (10th-generation great granddaughter); and Certified Nurse-Midwife Lisa Paine (12th-generation great granddaughter of Anne Hutchinson and 11th-generation great granddaughter of Mary Dyer). Childbirth in the colonies and early America was a social event with female family members, friends, and neighbors in attendance as well as the midwife. They stayed for several weeks and helped during the “lying-in” period with household tasks and child care.

Manocchio, “Tending Communities, Crossing Cultures: Midwives in 19th Century California,” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 53, no. 1 (January/February 2008): 75–81. 60. Susan L. Smith, Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880– 1950 (Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2005). 61. , pp. 13, 18–20. 62. The National Origins Act restricted immigration to 2% of the number of residents from that country already living in the United States based on the 1890 census.

Thrasybule communicating the following to HVB: “According to the Mayflower Society, Bridget Lee Fuller was not a documented passenger on the Mayflower, only Samuel Fuller. ’ I also spoke with the curator at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Steven O’Neill, who told me that Bridget Lee Fuller came over in 1623 on the ship, Anne. She was not a passenger on the Mayflower. There was a Mrs. ” Jill Lepore, “Poor Jane’s Almanac,” The New York Times, April 24, 2011, Week in Review, p. 8. Most of the information in this paragraph is taken from this article.

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