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

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

msthomps@maxwell.syr.edu

Accessible reading on Conspicuous Consumption?

Hello GAPE scholars, 

I'm looking for an undergraduate-friendly reading on conspicuous consumption for a new course this fall.  Veblen can be tedious for students, and I'd like to know if anyone might have a suitable alternative they use.  Ideally I'd like something that explains the concept and gives some discussion-friendly examples, such as the manions at Newport, RI.   Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Many thanks, 

Jennifer Black

Asst. Professor of History, Misericordia University

SHGAPE Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize 2015 - call and correction

CORRECTION: the original call for submissions for SHGAPE's Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize included a typographical error. Only books published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 are eligible for the prize. Our apologies for any confusion. 

Call for submissions: SHGAPE Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize

Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 13.2 (April 2014)

To all SHGAPE members:

The April 2014 issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 13, n. 2, 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.

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