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

Call for Papers: 2015 Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

The Graduate History Association (G.H.A.) of the University at Buffalo would like to place a call for papers for our annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference. This conference will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the University at Buffalo and is designed to enable graduate students from across North America to share current research with fellow students and faculty members in a number of fields, including History, American Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Classics, Global Gender Studies, African-American Studies, Disability Studies, and Legal Studies.

CFP: SHGAPE OAH and AHA Panel Sponsorship and Co-Sponsorship

Dear All,

Call for proposals! The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) is calling for panel proposals for the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Meeting and the American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting.
From Kristin Hoganson, SHGAPE Program Committee Chair and Vice-President

Proposals to SHGAPE re: the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Conference to be held in Providence, Rhode Island from April 7-10, 2016:

J. D. Zahniser, Amelia R. Fry
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Rabinovitch-Fox on Zahniser and Fry, 'Alice Paul: Claiming Power'

J. D. Zahniser, Amelia R. Fry. Alice Paul: Claiming Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 408 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-995842-9.

Reviewed by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Reclaiming Alice Paul

CFP: OAH 2016 – The Political Economy of the Social Question: Institutions of Reform in the Progressive Era

I am seeking one or two additional panelists for an OAH 2016 panel on nonprofit institutions in the United States during the Progressive Era, with a particular focus on how those institutions addressed the “social question.”  Given the overall conference theme of “On Leadership,” I hope this panel will engage with questions about how charitable and philanthropic organizations shaped the politics of wealth distribution and redistrib

SHGAPE Message from Julie Greene

Dear Friends:

On behalf of SHGAPE, I want to thank all of you who have contributed to our society during this recent campaign. Thanks to your generosity, we have added new Life memberships and enhanced our Endowment. We are edging close to our goal of providing travel grants for graduate students, which will enable them to attend and present papers at the OAH.  We will be grateful to any others able to make a donation before the New Year begins.