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

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week on Summer Hiatus


In case you may have been wondering (or missing) the Question of the Week, your editors have decided to place it on hiatus for the summer.  Our reasoning was three-fold.  First, our list of questions had run low. Second, in the end-of- term rush we assume many subscribers have their attention elsewhere.  Third, summer is usually the doldrums on the listserve anyway as we are all out writing, engaged in research, or attending to self-care in some manner or another.

Thank you to everyone who contributed questions and for all of the thoughtful comments and replies.