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 Jeremy C. Young, 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

Author: 
Benjamin L. Hartley
Reviewer: 
James Ivy

Ivy on Hartley, 'Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910'


Benjamin L. Hartley. Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011. xi + 288 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-928-0; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-929-7.

Reviewed by James Ivy (Trinity University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Karen L. Cox
Reviewer: 
Samuel L. Schaffer

Schaffer on Cox, 'Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture'


Karen L. Cox. Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 224 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3471-8.

Reviewed by Samuel L. Schaffer
Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2011)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Dixified: The South in the American Imagination

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Coates

Coates on Gould, 'The William Howard Taft Presidency' and Gould, 'Helen Taft: Our Musical First Lady'


Lewis L. Gould. The William Howard Taft Presidency. American Presidency Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009. xv + 269 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1674-9.Lewis L. Gould. Helen Taft: Our Musical First Lady. Modern First Ladies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010. viii + 220 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1731-9.

Author: 
Gregory P. Downs
Reviewer: 
Bruce E. Baker

Baker on Downs, 'Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908'


Gregory P. Downs. Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 346 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3444-2.

Reviewed by Bruce E. Baker (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2011)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Beth Linker
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Brian

Brian on Linker, 'War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America'


Beth Linker. War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 304 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-48253-8.

Reviewed by Kathleen Brian
Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Great War and the Forging of a Rehabilitation Imperative

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