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.

Recent Content

Amy Werbel
Kimberley Reilly

Reilly on Werbel, 'Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock'

Amy Werbel. Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xii + 391 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17522-7.

Reviewed by Kimberley Reilly (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2018) Commissioned by William S. Cossen (The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology)

Re: SHGAPE QOTW: Periodization

What an excellent question! Heather Cox Richardson provides a historiography of the variety of answers before positing her own thoughtful ideas in "Reconstructing the Gilded Age and Progressive Era," in A COMPANION TO THE GILDED AGE AND PROGRESSIVE ERA, eds. Christopher McKnight Nichols and Nancy C. Unger (Wiley Blackwell 2017).