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The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is an organization of historians who study and promote knowledge of American history from the Reconstruction era through the aftermath of World War I. The society brings together academic, public, and independent historians, as well as scholars in other humanities and social-science disciplines interested in these decades and their issues.

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SHGAPE has teamed up with @GildedandProg! This summer, PhD candidate Michael Connolly will serve as a SHGAPE-sponsored intern to assist in developing the podcast's fall season and gain valuable public history & podcasting experience: https://networks.h-net.org/group/discussions/20034714/shgape-x-gilded-age-and-progressive-era-podcast #twitterstorians

SHGAPE Virtual Event: On May 30, Dr. John R. Legg, winner of SHGAPE’s inaugural research grant award, will present a talk on “Little Six and Medicine Bottle: A Reexamination of Dakota Mobility & US Army Retribution After the US-Dakota War.” Details:

Catch up on Gilded Age and Progressive Era blog posts & articles from around the web in April's Minding the GAPE: #twitterstorians