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

Paul Kramer on longer history of nativism, immigration

H-SHGAPE member Paul Kramer's recent piece entitled "Not Who We Are" in Slate magazine, which attempts to put Trump's "Muslim ban" and nativism and immigration in a longer historical context.
Hilary Green
Caitlin Verboon

Verboon on Green, 'Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890'

Hilary Green. Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7012-5.

Reviewed by Caitlin Verboon (University of Maryland, Freedmen and Southern Society Project)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 7 February - 13 February

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 7 February 2017 to  13 February 2017.  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


March 1 Deadline for American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York (July 3 to 28, 2017) NEH Institute, Bard Graduate Center, New York City

Call for Applicants: Bard Graduate Center will host American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York, a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Educators at Bard Graduate Center, New York City, July 3–28, 2017.

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

Sally G. McMillen
Rebecca Zimmer

Zimmer on McMillen, 'Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life'

Sally G. McMillen. Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiii + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-977839-3.

Reviewed by Rebecca Zimmer (University of Southern Mississippi)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Unrecognized Innovator and Rule Breaker: Lucy Stone’s Life