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Thavolia Glymph, Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Law and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph is the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of Law, and Faculty Research Scholar, Duke Population Research Institute (DUPRI). Her work focuses on slavery, emancipation, plantation societies and economies, gender and women’s history, and the era of Reconstruction. She is the author of The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation, Littlefield History of the Civil War Era Series (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), which won the Tom Watson Brown Book Award awarded by the Society of Civil War Historians and the Watson-Brown Foundation; the 2021 John Nau Prize awarded by the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia; the 2021 Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award awarded by the Organization of American Historians; the 2021 Mary Nickliss Prize awarded by the Organization of American Historians; the 2021 Darlene Clark Hine Award awarded by the Organization of American Historians, and was a finalist for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. Her first book, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008) was a co-winner of the 2009 Philip Taft Book Prize and a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize.  She is co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 and is currently completing a book manuscript titled African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War which received support from a National Institutes of Health grant. In 2015 and 2018, Glymph served as the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School.  Glymph is past president of the Southern Historical Association (2019-2020) and an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer (2011-present), a member of the Scholarly Advisory Board of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and an elected member of the Society of American Historians, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

Contact Info:
Office Location:  224 Classroom Building, Box 90719, 1356 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-1625
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/history/faculty/thavolia

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • HISTORY 143S.01, GTWY SEM: HISTORY OF THE SOUTH Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 118, W 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 180S.01)
  • HISTORY 390.01, TOPICS IN HISTORY LECTURE Synopsis
    East Duke 108, WF 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 390.01, ECON 290.01)
Teaching (Spring 2022):

  • HISTORY 340.01, CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION Synopsis
    Class Bldg 137, M 03:30 PM-06:00 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:

Race and Ethnicity
Politics, Public Life and Governance
Military History
Labor and Working Class History
Gender
United States and Canada
Research Interests: U.S. History, Slavery, Emancipation and Civil War, Southern Women

Keywords:

History

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Glymph, T, Crying for Home, Labor Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, vol. 17 no. 3 (September, 2020), pp. 113-116 [doi]
    2. Glymph, T, I Could Not Come in unless over their Dead Bodies: Dignitary Offenses, Law and History Review, vol. 38 no. 3 (August, 2020), pp. 585-598 [doi]
    3. Glymph, T, The Women's Fight The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation (November, 2019), pp. 392 pages, UNC Press Books, ISBN 1469653648  [abs]
    4. 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
    5. 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
    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  

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