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Thavolia Glymph, Professor of History and African & African American Studies and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph, professor of history and law, studies the U.S. South with a focus on nineteenth century social history.  She has published numerous articles and essays and is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era, University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming November 2019). She is co-editor of two volumes the award-winning documentary series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Series 1, Volume 1 and Series 1, Volume 3) and is currently completing a book manuscript titled African American Womenand Children Refugees in the Civil War: A History the Making of Freedom supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Her next project, "Playing 'Dixie' in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878," is a study of former Civil War officers who served in the Egyptian army during the Reconstruction era.  In 2015 and 2018, Glymph was the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and an elected member of the Society of American Historians and the American Antiquarian Society. She was a 2017-18 Thomas Langford Lecturer at Duke University and is vice president of the Southern Historical Association.  

 

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Box 90719, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-1625
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • HISTORY 340.01, CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION Synopsis
    Allen 318, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 342.01)
Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 and  by appointment
Education:

M.A.Purdue University
Ph.D.Purdue University1994
B.A.Hampton University
Specialties:

19th Century US
Diaspora Studies
Research Interests: Southern US, Slavery and Emancipation, Comparative Emancipation, Civil War, Southern Women

Thavolia Glymph is Associate Professor of history in the Department of History and the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University and holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment in the Duke Population Research Institute and the Duke Program in Women’s Studies. Glymph is a historian of the nineteenth century U.S. South whose research focuses on questions of labor, gender, race, slavery, emancipation, war and society, and, broadly, political economy. Her publications include “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” recipient of the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013 and Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), co-winner of the Philip Taft Book Prize and a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize. She is also a co-editor two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 1 and ser. 1 vol. 3 and is currently currently completing two book projects: Women at War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War to be published by the University of North Carolina Press and African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War. Glymph has received research support from the National Institutes of Health for her work on Civil War refugees and was the 2015 John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.

Keywords:

History

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    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Glymph, T, "I'm a Radical Girl:" Black Women Unionists and the Politics of Civil War History,” Journal of the Civil War Era 8.3 (September 2018): 359-87., Journal of the Civil War Era 8.3 (September 2018): 359 87., vol. 8 no. 3 (September, 2018), pp. 359-387, University of North Carolina Press
    2. Glymph, T, “Invisible disabilities”: Black women in war and in freedom, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 160 no. 3 (September, 2016), pp. 237-246
    3. Glymph, T, “‘Invisible Disabilities’": Black Women in War and in Freedom,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 160 (September 2016): 237-53., Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 160 (September, 2016), pp. 237-253, The American Philosophical Society
    4. Glymph, T, A new world of women and a new language, Frontiers: a Journal of Women Studies, vol. 36 no. 1 (January, 2015), pp. 21-26, University of Nebraska Press, ISSN 0160-9009 [doi]
    5. Glymph, T, Telling slavery: Archives of life and death, surveillance and control, The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 72 no. 4 (January, 2015), pp. 680-685, The William and Mary Quarterly, ISSN 0043-5597 [doi]
    Conferences Organized

    • Organizer : Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: 75th Anniversary Symposium. November 30, 2011, Organizer : Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: 75th Anniversary Symposium, November 10-12, 2010  
    • Co-Organizer (with William Darity and Bayo Holsey), Memory and Monuments Conference. February 1, 2008, Co-Organizer (with William Darity and Bayo Holsey), Memory and Monuments Conference, April 15-17, 2009  
    • Women and Empire Symposium, Co-organizer, March 22-23, 2006  
    • Race, Space, Place: The Making and Unmaking of Freedom in the Atlantic World, Co-convener, Spring 2006  

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