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.

Please contact Jeremy C. Young, H-SHGAPE Network Editor-in-Chief, with questions, comments, or concerns. For book review queries, please contact the H-SHGAPE Book Review Editor, William S. Cossen.

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 Dr. Katherine Osburn (Editor-in-Chief, 2000-2016) and 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.

Recent Content

Sarah H. Case
Hilary N. Green

Green on Case, 'Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South'

Sarah H. Case. Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. x + 219 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04123-5; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08279-5.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 12 February - 19 February

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 12 February 2018 to 19 February 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-SHGAPE.  

See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.

To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

DEADLINE MAR. 1: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: The Urban Landscape in Microcosm

As someone who has spent decades writing about and teaching and doing public history in both large and medium cities, I can speak to the question. There is a historiography of medium and small cities as well as an urban studies and social-science literature related to them.