Jennifer Soutter's blog

Free from March 8-10: "Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada"

Celebrate International Women's Day (March 8, 2013) with this invigorating and disconcerting doc on the state of feminism, the history of the women's movement and the status of women in Canada today: "Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues.

Trial: Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society

Given the dearth of soldiers’ diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers’ lives. Contains handwritten orderly books from both sides of the Revolutionary War, the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, the frontier and other deployments, documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.

Trial: Queen Victoria's Papers

Expiring Oct. 19, 2012 these journals/papers represent Queen Victoria's life - from childhood, through accession, marriage, bereavement and the long years of widowhood - and through her eyes we also see the changing face of the nineteenth century, from her first diary entry in 1832 to shortly before her death in 1901, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages.

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