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

"Bedeviled Reconciliation": Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War

Dear Colleagues, 

Welcome to the first installment of the featured exclusive content on the updated SHGAPE Website! We are pleased to feature our first post from doctoral student Donald Thomas Hickey of the University of California, Santa Cruz on reconciliation literature after the Civil War.

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

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 9 July 2018 to 16 July 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.

John Hayes
Colin Chapell

Chapell on Hayes, 'Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South'

John Hayes. Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. pgs. (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4696-3532-3.

Reviewed by Colin Chapell (The University of Memphis) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2018) Commissioned by William S. Cossen (H-SHGAPE Book Review Editor; The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology)