The Sweet Sixteen: The Journey That Inspired the Canadian Women's Press Club
by Linda Kay
In 1904, sixteen women travelled together by train to cover the St Louis World's Fair. The Sweet Sixteen traces the fateful ten-day trip that resulted in the formation of a professional club for the advancement of Canadian newspaper women. Drawing upon letters, journals, interviews, and most significantly, newspaper stories written by the women themselves, Linda Kay narrat...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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This book tells the story of how 16 female Canadian journalists (8 Anglophones and 8 Francophones) founded the Canadian Women's Press Club in 1904. Kay deftly paints the portraits of these courageous and unique women, telling the story of this important and largely forgotten piece of Canadian history in a very lively and engaging manner. Definitely a recommended read for those interested in the history of Canadian journalism and of Canadian female historic figures.