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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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  • In 1931, the New York Times hailed Belle Case La Follette as "probably the least known yet most influential of all the American women who have had to do with public affairs." A dedicated advocate for women's suffrage, peace, and other causes, she served as a key advisor to her husband, leading Progressive politician Robert La Follette. She also wielded considerable influence through her own speeches and journalism, as when she opposed racism by speaking out against the segregation of the federal government under President Woodrow Wilson.

    In a concise, lively, and engaging narrative, Nancy C. Unger shows how Belle La Follette uniquely contributed to progressive reform, as well as the ways her work was typical of women--and progressives--of her time. Supported by primary documents and a robust companion website, this book introduces students of American history to an extraordinary woman and the era of Progressive reform.

    Written by SHGAPE Member Nancy Unger
    Associate Professor of History
    Santa Clara University

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The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is calling for submissions for its biennial Vincent DeSantis Book prize. The DeSantis Book Prize is awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865 to 1920. It must be the author’s first book. The prize is given in honor of Vincent P. DeSantis, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, a distinguished historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Books written in English and published in the previous two years are eligible. Authors or their publishers should send a published copy of each nominated book to all three members of the prize committee (see below) by the postmark deadline of October 15, 2018. A letter of nomination postmarked no later than October 15 is acceptable, as long as the book itself follows shortly thereafter. For books published between October 15 and December 31, 2018, final page proofs may be substituted, but in such cases, a bound copy of the book must be provided to each committee member in January. If a book was published during the eligible period but carries a different copyright date, include a letter of explanation with each copy mailed to the committee members. Please note that in order to be eligible, the nominated work must be an author’s first book.

Winners of this prize are honored at the annual SHGAPE luncheon and will receive a certificate and an honorarium.

Mailing addresses for the 2019 prize committee (please clearly label each entry “2019 DeSantis Book Prize”):

Megan Birk (Chair)
Department of History
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 W. University Ave
Edinburg, TX 78539

LaShawn Harris
Michigan State University
Department of History
506 East Circle Drive, Room 256
East Lansing MI 48824

Benjamin Coates
Department of History
Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Drive
Tribble Hall, B101
Winston Salem, NC 27106
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