History was a subject that didn’t excite me a lot in school. It just seemed to be memorizing dates, names, and battles strung together by a cause here and a reason there. Two college instructors, one for 19th century American culture and the other for American history to the Civil War, changed all that for me though. The second teacher also having been in theater helped some as well. Jill Lepore’s enthusiasm has me wanting to read this book! Lepore’s New Yorker article can be read here.
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman is as racy, as improbable, as awesomely righteous, and as filled with curious devices as an episode of the comic book itself. In the nexus of feminism and popular culture, Jill Lepore has found a revelatory chapter of American history. I will never look at Wonder Woman’s bracelets the same way again.” – Alison Bechdel
Found via The Comics Reporter.