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

Re: Call for Panelists: OAH 2016

Great topic! I don't usually go the OAH, but this is tempting. I found many instances of women's rights activists bridging domestic and political work through their scrapbooks. You might want to take a look at my chapter on women's rights scrapbooks, in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.

CFP: Panel for the 2016 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Conference, April 7-10, 2016, Providence, Rhode Island

Please forgive cross-postings.
“Reading to Lead: Women’s Clubs and Reform Work 1850 to 1950”

In keeping with the conference theme “On Leadership,” this panel seeks to explore the intersection between women’s reading habits, particularly in their clubs and associations, and their leadership in reform work, both local and national.

Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) Book Award: Call for Nominations

The Society for U. S. Intellectual History Annual Book Award

The Society for U. S. Intellectual History announces its Annual Book
Award for the best book in American intellectual history.  The book
should be a work of original scholarship.  Books eligible for the 2015
award must be published in English in the period between Jan. 1, 2014,
and Dec. 31, 2014.  Any member of the Society or publisher may
nominate books for the award.  The winner and finalists will be
announced in Summer 2014, receive a $250.00 prize, and participate in

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