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

Re: Question of the Week: Populism and a Usable Past

Hello Wes,

In multiple interviews over the last several years William Barber has referenced Populist-Republican "fusion." Some of these references are more aspirational than historical, but the successful political alliance in North Carolina between black Republicans and white Populists in the 1890s serves as the core of his argument for "fusion" politics today. He also has called for a "Third Reconstruction." Here is a link to an article Barber wrote titled "The New Fusion Politics":