History and #MeToo

The phrase “Me Too” originated with activist Tarana Burke in 2006. As this issue of Perspectives goes to press, it’s been just over a year since the hashtag #MeToo achieved critical mass on social media, and the country is still confronting the meaning of the movement it’s spawned. Historians have written copiously about sexual harassment and assault, sometimes in the context of our everyday working lives. Amy Stanley’s cover story is about what happens when we choose to believe the sources in the archives.

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Allison Miller, editor
Kritika Agarwal, managing editor
Elyse Martin, associate editor, web content and social media
Zoë Jackson, editorial assistant
Liz Townsend, manager, data administration and integrity