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

SHGAPE Election Results

Dear Members,

SHGAPE is delighted to announce the results of the 2014 election. Congratulations! Those elected, along with their biographies, as well as the results of the constitutional amendment vote are announced as follows:

Vice President and President-Elect: Kristin Hoganson

Remembrances, Obituary On-Line: Gordon Morris Bakken

Dear friends and colleagues,

We at the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era write with sorrow in light of the recent death of a colleague, friend, and dedicated SHGAPE member: Gordon Bakken. For us, however, while Gordon's professional life was marked by a tremendous and lengthy list of accomplishments, which are worthy of noting and celebrating, it was his generosity and effect on people that may be hardest to sum up, that we will miss most, and that we are eager to commemorate amidst our grief at his passing.

World Cultures and Geography

Hi Everyone,

I am leaving academics and moving to high school teaching only to discover that World Cultures and Geography is now a class taught in most high schools.

Does anyone have any experience teaching this class, and ideas or resources I should look at?  I have no idea how to approach this course thematically or practically.


Molly Varley

Re: Call for Panelists: OAH 2016

Hello Dr. Garvey,

Thank you for the response and feedback. A colleague actually recently recommended your book, which I will certainly have to move up on my reading list!

If you think you would be interested in serving on the panel feel free to email me at jderlet1@binghamton.edu. Once I finish hearing from interested contributors over the next few days I hope to gain a sense of what the paper session as a whole can look like. Then I plan to communicate with interested contributors again at the beginning of next week.