For me, a history of capitalism lens provides a new way of thinking about the role of expertise and professionalism in the GAPE. Works like Paul Lucier's “Scientists and Swindlers,” Julia Ott's “When Wall Street Met Main Street,” and Walter A.
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 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.
Calling All Gilded Age and Progressive Era Scholars! The new SHGAPE website will have a special section featuring curated and edited posts from scholars like you! If you've been working on some interesting research, a public history project, or have just published a book or article, let us know! We'd love to have a short piece where you share more of your research, or do an interview with you! This is a great chance to get your work out there and share it. Email Lauren MacIvor Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Capitalism is central to how I teach the late 19th and early 20th centuries in my 300-level course on that era. Issues that draw on insights from the history of capitalism include: the Panic of 1873 and the failure of the Freedmen's Savings Bank, the Great Strike of 1877, the Panic of 1893 and its results (including the Pullman strike and Coxey's march on Washington), and the beginnings of business regulation after about 1890.