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

CFP: SHGAPE conference panels at AHA Pacific Coast Branch

Dear SHGAPE Members,


The Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA has invited SHGAPE to submit up to two panels for inclusion in its upcoming conference, to be held at Santa Clara University from August 2-4, 2018.  They especially welcome involvement by junior and non tenure track faculty and by graduate students.  Anyone can participate as long as they are an AHA member at the time of the conference.  


Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week:

Great question! I typically teach The Gilded Age every couple years, and I change the course every time.

I've used Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, Jacob Riis--the usual suspects, I suppose. I've also used a 1903 issue of The Independent called "The Concentration of Wealth" to good effect. That volume also contains material on Gen. Smith and the investigation into the Samar massacre during the Philippine Insurrection. I've also used material on the 1877 Great Strike here: http://railroads.unl.edu/views/item/strike_77

Dave Hochfelder
University at Albany, SUNY