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: 
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

Author: 
Daniel S. Margolies
Reviewer: 
Steven Collins

Collins on Margolies, 'Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization'


Daniel S. Margolies. Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006. xii + 340 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2417-9.

Reviewed by Steven Collins (St. Louis Community College at Meramec)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Author: 
Steven Piott
Reviewer: 
David Zonderman

Zonderman on Piott, 'American Reformers 1870-1920'


Steven Piott. American Reformers 1870-1920. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-2763-8.

Reviewed by David Zonderman (North Carolina State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Yet Another Look at the Progressives

Author: 
Karen Ward Mahar
Reviewer: 
Dominique Brégent-Heald

Brégent-Heald on Mahar, 'Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood'


Karen Ward Mahar. Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood. Studies in Industry and Society Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8436-8.

Reviewed by Dominique Brégent-Heald (Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

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