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

AHA 2016 Annual Meeting: Panel Search

I am looking for other panelists (and possibly a chair) to assemble a panel for the American Historical Association annual meeting in Atlanta, January 2016. My research focuses on public health and immigration in Progressive-era New York City. Specifically, I'd like to discuss a rancorous and very public battle between Jacob Riis and a little-known Catholic priest whose parish occupied the site of a proposed park in the 1900s.

Andrew B. Arnold
Thomas F. Jorsch

Jorsch on Arnold, 'Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country'

Andrew B. Arnold. Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country. Culture, Labor, History Series. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6498-5.

Reviewed by Thomas F. Jorsch Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Searching for Order in Gilded Age Pennsylvania

Disability History Association Publication Award 2015

Disability History Association
Publication Award

Outstanding Book/Article Award

The Disability History Association promotes the relevance of disability to broader historical enquiry and facilitates research, conference travel, and publication for scholars engaged in any field of disability history research. 

The Disability History Association is excited to announce its fourth Annual Outstanding Book/Article Award. The award alternates between books and peer-reviewed articles/book chapters.