Category Archives: politics

Gran’s Journal Nov 22, 1963- Kennedy’s Assassination

What follows in an excerpt of my gran’s 1963 journal.  I thought it was interesting to share a perspective from a Canadian who was hearing it on the radio- this is only the first entry from the day of the … Continue reading

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Radiation: Maclean’s 1956

I was looking through an old Maclean’s magazine from December 8, 1956.  This article seemed very apropos considering Japan’s situation right now, and the current discussion in Canada of building another nuclear power plant. Turning the pages of a magazine … Continue reading

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The Power of the People: The Transformation of Egypt

As a person who loves history, I find myself watching what is happening in Egypt with the knowledge that the anti-government protesters are making history. Many  would identify Egypt as the location of the pyramids and the ancient centre of … Continue reading

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Preparing for War in 1914: the Questionnaire

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Propaganda for Victory Bonds

I found this in one of my gran’s journals from World War One.  It is about 20 pages, and reads like a child’s song.  The goal of the pamphlet is to try and sell Liberty Bonds- in Canada we call … Continue reading

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