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

GAPE Bibliography Project, Phase 1: Exam Reading Lists

Hello all,

As part of my duties as an H-SHGAPE network editor, I'm interested in assembling a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly books and significant academic articles on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  This bibliography could serve as a resource for graduate students compiling exam lists, researchers looking for scholarship on some aspect of the period, or general readers interested in our field.  This is a big project and will take me a while to complete, and it will need to be updated continually with newly-published scholarship.

Author: 
Charles E. Neu
Reviewer: 
Bianca Rowlett

Rowlett on Neu, 'Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner'


Charles E. Neu. Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xiv + 699 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-504550-5.

Reviewed by Bianca Rowlett (University of Arkansas)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Presidential Partner and Proxy: The Life of Colonel Edward House

Author: 
Reiko Hillyer
Reviewer: 
William A. Link

Link on Hillyer, 'Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South'


Reiko Hillyer. Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South. The American South Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014. xi + 266 pp. $46.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3670-3.

Reviewed by William A. Link (University of Florida)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Reconsidering the New South

Author: 
Barbara Reeves-Ellington
Reviewer: 
Karen Phoenix

Phoenix on Reeves-Ellington, 'Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East, 1831-1908'


Barbara Reeves-Ellington. Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East, 1831-1908. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. 214 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-981-2; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-980-5.

Reviewed by Karen Phoenix
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

American Cultural Expansion in the Late Ottoman Near East

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