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: 
Kenneth Hafertepe, James F. O'Gorman, eds
Reviewer: 
Kevin Sheets

Sheets on Hafertepe and O'Gorman, 'American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915'


Kenneth Hafertepe, James F. O'Gorman, eds. American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. Illustrations. xxvi + 303 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-602-6.

Reviewed by Kevin Sheets (State University of New York, Courtland)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Author: 
Julian Go
Reviewer: 
Maureen Mahoney

Mahoney on Go, 'American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism'


Julian Go. American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. xi + 377 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4211-3; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4229-8.

Reviewed by Maureen Mahoney
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Author: 
Steve Weinberg
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Edwards

Edwards on Weinberg, 'Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller'


Steve Weinberg. Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2008. xv + 304 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-04935-0.

Reviewed by Rebecca Edwards (Vassar College)
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2009)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Clash of the Titans

Author: 
Estelle Lau
Reviewer: 
Hans Vought

Vought on Lau, 'Paper Families: Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion'


Estelle Lau. Paper Families: Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. 232 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3747-8.

Reviewed by Hans Vought
Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2008)
Commissioned by James Ivy

Immigrants and the Immigration Bureau: A Dialectical Relationship?

Author: 
Bryan D. Palmer
Reviewer: 
Deborah Marinski

Marinski on Palmer, 'James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928'


Bryan D. Palmer. James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. 576 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03109-0.

Reviewed by Deborah Marinski
Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2008)
Commissioned by James Ivy

An American Radical

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