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: 
Vanessa H. May
Reviewer: 
Joseph R. Golowka

Golowka on May, 'Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940'


Vanessa H. May. Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3477-0; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7193-5.

Reviewed by Joseph R. Golowka (Binghamton University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal
Reviewer: 
Jason McCollom

McCollom on Ross-Nazzal, 'Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe'


Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal. Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011. xv + 256 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99086-6.

Reviewed by Jason McCollom
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

The Feminine Approach: Emma Smith DeVoe and Western Suffrage

Author: 
Jennifer Guglielmo
Reviewer: 
Joshua Britton

Britton on Guglielmo, 'Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945'


Jennifer Guglielmo. Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 404 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3356-8.

Reviewed by Joshua Britton (Lehigh University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Richard G. Healey
Reviewer: 
Michael Connolly

Connolly on Healey, 'The Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry, 1860-1902'


Richard G. Healey. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry, 1860-1902. Scranton: University of Scranton Press, 2007. 650 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58966-150-9.

Reviewed by Michael Connolly (Purdue University North Central)
Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Coal and Capital

Author: 
Jeffrey Haydu
Reviewer: 
Nikki Mandell

Mandell on Haydu, 'Citizen Employers: Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870-1916'


Jeffrey Haydu. Citizen Employers: Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870-1916. ILR Press, 2008. x + 268 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4641-2.

Reviewed by Nikki Mandell (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

The Ideological Origins of the Business Class

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