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

CFP for American Periodicals, Spring 2015

American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, invites scholarly essays treating any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications) from any historical period. Submissions that treat topics such as editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of specific periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture.

Conference on Race

The Department of History and Anthropology presents the International Interdisciplinary Race Conference: “The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice” scheduled to take place at Monmouth University on Thursday, April 16 to Saturday, April 18. There is no registration fee required for members of the Monmouth community.  

 

Author: 
Elliott Young
Reviewer: 
Jason McCollom

McCollom on Young, 'Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II'

Elliott Young. Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II. The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 384 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1296-6.

Reviewed by Jason McCollom (University of Arkansas) Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Helen Zoe Veit
Reviewer: 
Jessica Herzogenrath

Herzogenrath on Veit, 'Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century'

Helen Zoe Veit. Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 300 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-0770-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Herzogenrath Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

An “American” Cuisine, Borne Out of Moral Discipline

Author: 
M. Keith Harris
Reviewer: 
Brian Donovan

Donovan on Harris, 'Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans'

M. Keith Harris. Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War Series. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2014. 232 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-5772-5.

Reviewed by Brian Donovan Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

A House Still Divided

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