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

"Unladylike2020: The Changemakers" Airing on PBS 7/10

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers

You may be interested in an upcoming special on PBS American Masters that is airing this Friday (7/10) at 9PM. The program, Unladylike2020, features 26 women, 5 of whom represent the GAPE. Our own Nancy Unger provides commentary on Jeannette Rankin. 

You can find more information about how to access the special below:

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 29 June - 6 July

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
29 June 2020 to  6 July 2020.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-SHGAPE.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


H-Net reviews posted to the H-Net Commons 22 Jun 2020 - 29 Jun 2020

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

Home Office Notices (Jobs, Reviews)

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between
22 Jun 2020 and 29 Jun 2020.

Reviewed for H-War by Brian R. Price

Minding the GAPE - June 2020 Edition

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers


We invite you over to the SHGAPE blog to check out our latest installment of "Minding the GAPE." This month's links include:

  • A bibliography of Black queer thought
  • Nancy Unger's essay on Bella La Follette and using white privilege to fight racism
  • The 1919 race riots as a touchstone for Chciago's carceral machinery
  • A tribute to GAPE historian John D. Buenker 



H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 22 June - 29 June

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
22 June 2020 to 29 June 2020.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-SHGAPE.  


New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society Public
Fellows Program in Religion in the American West


CFP Reminder: SHGAPE Lightning Round

CFP Reminder: SHGAPE is organizing a lightning around for the 2021 OAH to highlight the work of emerging scholars in the field. Each lightning round session includes 6-10 emerging scholars and 2 chairs/moderators. Each scholar has 5-8 minutes to give their “elevator pitch” of their research in quick succession followed by a question and answer period. If you are a graduate student or a recent Ph.D.

SHGAPE Blog: Latest Post in "Snapshots of Life in the 1918 Flu Pandemic" Series

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers


The editors of the SHGAPE Blog would like to invite you to check out our latest 1918 Flu Pandemic Series. This week's post is by Chelsea Chamberlain, a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her post, "An Avalanche of Unexpected Sickness" is about the fate of residents at the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-minded Children at Elwyn.