Sisters in the Wilderness

Sisters in the Wilderness

The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Trail

DVD - 2004
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The story of pioneer writers Susanna Moodie and her sister Catharine Parr Trail, immigrants to Upper Canada from England in 1832, particularly focusing on the hardships of their lives as they and their families struggled to survive in the Canadian wilderness.
Publisher: [Toronto] : CBC Home Video : Distributed by Morningstar Entertainment, c2004
ISBN: 9781552594667
Branch Call Number: DVD 971.3020922 Sisters 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container


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Feb 24, 2017

Excellent documentary of two British sisters who came to Canada in the early 1800's. They overcame the hardships of a pioneer woman. They each gave birth to several children and cared for them often by themselves as their husbands were either fighting a war or finding paying work elsewhere. Each woman has a different point of view and each became an author.

Dec 24, 2011

A documentary well worth watching. Shows the hardship these women had to overcome when they moved to Canada early in the 19th century, and how they managed to become Canadian writers - each with their own distinctive views of living in the bush.

Jan 09, 2011

Well done portrait of Catherine Parr Traill and Suzanna Moodie. Makes me want to read their accounts of pioneer Ontario

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