“Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women’s History of the World” is an excellent book to read anytime but especially appropriate during Women’s History Month. It’s an attempt by Rosalind Miles to correct all of the history books that treat women as afterthoughts, mentioned only as exceptions rather than the rule: women like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony. Their stories are powerful and deserve to be told, but so do the stories of ordinary women the world over.
There is quite a bit of the book available through Amazon’s preview function, so take a look to see if it piques your interest. For me, I think this is the perfect time to reread it. As the book quotes Gerda Larner, “The key to understanding women’s history is in accepting–painful though it may be–that it is the history of the majority of the human race.”