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 Chelsea Gibson, 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.

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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 9 September - 16 September

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 9 September 2019 to 16 September 2019.  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.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

Re: H-SHGAPE QOTW - GAPE Digital Resources

Hi everyone

I *also* like talking about radicalism in the GAPE. One of my favorite resources in the University of Washington's "Mapping American Social Movements" Project. They have an excellent breakdown of socialist membership between 1904 and 1940, which you can find at http://depts.washington.edu/moves/SP_map-members.shtml. They also have great maps relating to the Knight of Labor, IWW, and National Women's Party.

Re: H-SHGAPE QOTW - GAPE Digital Resources

Greetings all. I really like talking about radicalism in the GAPE. There is a good collection of sources on the American Socialist Labor Party at https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/eam/slp/socialistlaborparty.html. I especially like using the party platform from 1877, because by our standards it's a pretty moderate reformist platform yet was so "radical" at the time. If you poke around Marxists.org there are tons of other sources for the period you might find useful.

Graduate Student Luncheon at the 2019 Southern Historical Association Conference

The Graduate Student Luncheon (Friday, November 8 at 11:45 am) is an annual Association event made possible by a bequest from John and LaWanda Cox. This year’s Graduate Student Luncheon at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, will explore several themes, including: teaching in the digital age; publishing manuscripts; becoming a public historian; and doing digital history. Graduate students will choose their preferred topic and be seated with relevant experts from a variety of backgrounds for intense, small group discussions.

New Blog Post on SHGAPE Blog

Dear H-SHGAPE subscribers

Please check out our newest post over on the SHGAPE blog which is part of our series written by participants from the SHGAPE-sponsored lightning round at OAH 2019, “The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Emerging Scholarship in the Field,” organized by Cynthia Heider. 


H-SHGAPE QOTW - GAPE Digital Resources

After our summer hiatus, H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week has returned! 

Every other 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.

This week's question: