Books About Forgotten History - People and Events That Don't Get Taught in History Class

Women and people of color are consistently denied acknowledgement for their contributions to society. Non-European countries rarely have their histories told. Terrible moments are either glossed over or misrepresented. This is a list to help those of us who want a full picture of history (without the whitewashing). Non-fiction and fiction alike are welcome as long as the book accurately depicts the culture and events. Better if the main characters are not outsiders discovering these stories, but actually those living them.
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