H-SHGAPE Question of the Week on Summer Hiatus

Friends,

In case you may have been wondering (or missing) the Question of the Week, your editors have decided to place it on hiatus for the summer.  Our reasoning was three-fold.  First, our list of questions had run low. Second, in the end-of- term rush we assume many subscribers have their attention elsewhere.  Third, summer is usually the doldrums on the listserve anyway as we are all out writing, engaged in research, or attending to self-care in some manner or another.

Thank you to everyone who contributed questions and for all of the thoughtful comments and replies.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Transnational History and the GAPE

I incorporate transnational ideas when I teach the Progressive Era by leaning on the scholarship of Daniel R. Rodgers. As explained by Rodgers, many American Progressives were inspired by similar reformers in Europe, especially Germany and Britain. For example, I often use Frederic Howe's "The German and the American City" to show my students how Progressives often compared conditions in the United States with those in Europe in order to make their arguments.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Transnational History and the GAPE

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link.

If you'd like to submit a question to be asked in a future week, please contact the H-SHGAPE Editor-In-Chief, Chelsea C. Gibson via email:  cgibson2@binghamton.edu

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: WWI and Survey Courses

One of the thoughts I have for bringing into a survey course are primary sources from the 1890s. Newspaper articles in American papers discussed the rising powers of Germany and Japan; the conflicts happening among Turkey and Greece; Turkey and Bulgaria; and an article on the ambitions of leaders in the Slavic countries of Serbia. These are a few examples yet I think students take to these examples that help set the mood happening in Europe prior to WWI.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: WWI and Survey Courses

When it comes to teaching World War One in a US history course, I first like to pullback and characterize the conflict for what it was: a primarily European phenomenon (though I emphasize the role that Europeans' colonial subjects played as soldiers and laborers during the war). Once I have provided the European context, I explain how initial US neutrality gave way to US intervention in the war on the side of the Allies. With respect to the war's historical significance for the US, I like to highlight two things: 1.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: WWI and Survey Courses

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link.

If you'd like to submit a question to be asked in a future week, please contact the H-SHGAPE Editor-In-Chief, Jeremy C. Young, at jeremy.young@dixie.edu. This week's question:

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Gender and Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Sara, this is wonderful. I'm especially pleased by your insight about the limited applicability of such terms as "municipal housekeeping" and "domestic reform." Although women in this era tended to essentialize women's issues as revolving around the home, they also saw themselves as citizens engaged in the protection and preservation of democratic institutions in their communities and the nation. So, bravo on your new book!

Elisabeth I. Perry

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Gender and Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Thank you all for your excellent discussion of this topic. I want to add two points to this discussion. First, in my work on woman suffrage in the Midwest, I relied extensively on newspapers to uncover middle-class women's reform efforts. Local newspaper coverage was extremely helpful at detailing how women engaged in community-building activities.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Borderlands History and GAPE Scholarship and Teaching

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Recent work in African American History and re-thinking the GAPE

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link. If you'd like to submit a question to be asked in a future week, please contact the H-SHGAPE Editor-In-Chief, Jeremy C.

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