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

CFP: Industrial vigilantism, strikebreaking and patterns of anti-labour violence, 1890s-1930s: A comparative and transnational perspective

Industrial vigilantism, strikebreaking and patterns of
anti-labour violence, 1890s-1930s. A comparative and
transnational perspective.

23-24 October 2018, Oxford, United Kingdom

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2018

Journalist seeks expert quotes

I just got an email from a freelance journalist, Annette McDermott, who is searching for experts to quote.  She said it would be OK if I posted her query to H-SHGAPE.  Please contact her directly if you'd like to help out.  Here is her request:

"I'm writing two brief articles for A&E Networks for publication on History.com. One article is about how Ida Tarbell's investigative journalism took down Rockefeller and Standard Oil. The other is about how muckrackers ended the Gilded Age.

CFP: 40th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CFP: 40th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association 
March 7-9, 2019 Kansas City, Missouri 


The NCSA conference committee invites proposals that examine the theme of explorations in the history, literature, art, music and popular culture of the nineteenth century. 

Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to this theme are welcome from North American, British, European, Asian, African and worldwide perspectives. 

CFP: OAH 2019 Lightning Round

SHGAPE is organizing a lightning round session on the Gilded Age and Progressive era. We are looking for graduate students or other emerging scholars to participate. A lightning round is a 90 minute session meant to highlight emerging scholarship in a field. Each scholar has 5 minutes to give their “elevator pitch” of their research in quick succession and then the floor will be open for discussion, which a senior scholar will moderate.  Your research can be at any stage, as long as you can articulate it.