3 New Books That Recognize Forgotten Women in History
The problem with the history books is that they’re written by the people in charge. Full of factual information or not, in the end, they give the writer’s impression of what happened, particularly in the case of history that’s past living memory. What this means is that the important historical contributions of women and minorities are often erased. More and more, we’re seeing an attempt to reclaim that erased history with work that recognizes people long left forgotten. This week’s book club features one work of fiction and two new biographies that help put women back in the narrative; read on to change your world.