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 Proposals: Women of the South: Work, 1877-1920

Call for Proposals: Women of the South: Work, 1877-1920

Melissa Walker and Giselle Roberts, co-editors of the Women’s Diaries and Letters of the Southseries published by the University of South Carolina Press, invite proposals for the inaugural volume of a new sub-series of multi-collection documentary editions suitable for use in American history and women’s history survey courses.

Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 13.3 (July 2014)

To all SHGAPE members:

The July 2014 issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 13, n. 3, should be reaching people about now. Journal subscribers should write if they don't receive their copy soon. The contents are listed below. Comments on the issue are appreciated.

Re: Accessible reading on Conspicuous Consumption?

You may want to consider all or part of Kristin Hoganson's Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920.  It's an excellent read and gets at a lot of dimensions of conspicuous consumption (as well as other issues, of course).

Margaret Susan (Peggy) Thompson, Syracuse University