Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

Author(s): Barbara Ehrenreich


First published in 1973, this is an essential work on the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunts. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing fears and fantasies. They build on their classic expose of the demonisation of women healers and the political and economic monopolisation of medicine, bringing it up to date with today's changing attitudes to these issues.


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Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the 2002 "New York Times" bestseller "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America." She has written nearly twenty books, and has been a columnist for "Time" magazine and the "New York Times." She has contributed to "The Progressive, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The New Republic, Z Magazine, In These Times, " and Salon.com. Deirdre English is the former editor of "Mother Jones" magazine. She has written for the "Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue," and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

General Fields

  • : 9781558616615
  • : Feminist Press at The City University of New York
  • : Feminist Press at The City University of New York
  • : August 2010
  • : 190mm X 133mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 112
  • : illustrations
  • : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 610.69082