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 Online Editors

Dear H-SHGAPE Colleagues,

H-SHGAPE is seeking five or six on-line editors for our new platform. Duties are light—mostly you post messages to the discussion site—but we are also interested in people who are media savvy and can post interesting and relevant digital content to the new platform. Ideally, editors work two week editing shifts approximately every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how many editors are in the rotation. We ask for a two year commitment to the list.

Author: 
Tamara Venit Shelton
Reviewer: 
Shannon Murray

Murray on Shelton, 'A Squatter's Republic: Land and the Politics of Monopoly in California, 1850-1900'

Tamara Venit Shelton. A Squatter's Republic: Land and the Politics of Monopoly in California, 1850-1900. Western Histories Series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. viii + 277 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87328-255-0.

Reviewed by Shannon Murray Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2014) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Tracing Antimonopolism from Squatters to the Progressives

Author: 
Elizabeth Gritter
Reviewer: 
Philipp Gollner

Gollner on Gritter, 'River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954'

Elizabeth Gritter. River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Illustrations. 380 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-4475-7; $40.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8131-4474-0.

Reviewed by Philipp Gollner Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2014) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

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