Welcome to H-SHGAPE, the online forum of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and one of the founding networks on H-NET. H-SHGAPE seeks to encourage the study of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era through its network and online resources.

H-SHGAPE was originally developed and maintained by Dr. Patrick Reagan, who deserves credit for assembling its wealth of information. Thanks are also due to the numerous GAPE scholars whose contributions in the form of syllabi, bibliographies, essays, and reviews make H-SHGAPE an invaluable resource for students and teachers. Scholars interested in contributing to updating these resources are encouraged to contact the web editor Christopher McKnight Nichols.


Recent Content

OAH SHGAPE Julie Greene Luncheon and Presidential Address April 17 12:20pm

Are you planning to attend the OAH annual meeting in St. Louis this year (April 16-19th)? If so, please consider buying a ticket to the SHGAPE luncheon on Friday, April 17th (12:20pm to 1:50pm). Our luncheon speaker is outgoing SHGAPE President Prof. Julie Greene, who will be offering her presidential address, titled, "Movable Empire: Labor Migration, U.S. Global Power, and the Remaking of the Americas." 


OAH SHGAPE Luncheon and Presidential Address

April 17 12:20pm

CFP for American Periodicals, Spring 2015

American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, invites scholarly essays treating any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications) from any historical period. Submissions that treat topics such as editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of specific periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture.

Conference on Race

The Department of History and Anthropology presents the International Interdisciplinary Race Conference: “The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice” scheduled to take place at Monmouth University on Thursday, April 16 to Saturday, April 18. There is no registration fee required for members of the Monmouth community.  


Elliott Young
Jason McCollom

McCollom on Young, 'Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II'

Elliott Young. Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II. The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 384 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1296-6.

Reviewed by Jason McCollom (University of Arkansas)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2015)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince