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: Buying and Selling the Civil War

Call for papers: Caroline E. Janney and James Marten call for proposals for essays in an anthology with the working title Buying and Selling the Civil War.  Each essay will provide a case study of a product, experience, or idea related to remembrance of the war; of products acknowledging the outcomes of the war; or of products marketed specifically to Americans who participated in the war (veterans, for instance, or widows).

Reminder: Renew your SHGAPE Membership

Hello all,

If you haven't yet renewed your membership in SHGAPE, please don't forget to do so! Having an accurate membership count helps us determine our funding base for new initiatives as we move closer to our Annual Meeting. SHGAPE membership comes with a variety of benefits, including a subscription to the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, funding opportunities for graduate students and contingent faculty, and participation in a vibrant and growing community of scholars.

Sarah H. Case
Hilary N. Green

Green on Case, 'Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South'

Sarah H. Case. Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. x + 219 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04123-5; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08279-5.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen