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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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If you missed the annual SHGAPE luncheon yesterday at #OAH24, Dr. Laura F. Edwards delivered the Distinguished #Historians Address on women & property in the late 19th c. We celebrated several prize winners, too--more details to come! #OAH #OAH2024 @JournalGAPE #twitterstorians

Hoping I don't have to swim to NOLA for @The_OAH #oah2024 #oah24. If we can all stay dry, come on down for the @shgape sponsored Sunday morning panel Dissertation to Book with @juliairwin @DrEinavRFox @MichaelCullina2 and me!

“Congratulations to Michael Willrich, recipient of @SHGAPE’s Presidents’ Book Prize at @The_OAH #OAH2024! Come see us at booth 313 for a copy of AMERICAN ANARCHY!” 🎉

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