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Six Amazing Unknown Women Who Made Their Famous Men Even More Famous

Six Amazing Unknown Women Who Made Their Famous Men Even More Famous

By Larry Schwartz, via AlterNet | Humankind as a whole tends to look back on the accomplishments and events of history and attribute them to individuals, specifically men. When we think of World War II, for instance, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler are the shorthand way to tell the whole complicated story. This tendency was popularized by the 19th-century Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle, who dubbed it the “Great Man Theory”—history is ...

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