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Thavolia Glymph, Professor of History and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph is a professor of history and law at Duke University. Her work focuses on the 19th century U.S. South.  Glymph is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008) which received the Philip Taft Prize in Labor and Working-Class History and was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize. Her most recent book is 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, 2020). She is co-editor of Series 1, Volume 1 and Series 1, Volume 3 of the award-winning documentary series Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867.  She is currently completing two book projects: African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War: A History the Making of Freedom, supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and "Playing 'Dixie' in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878," 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 and in 2017, a Thomas Langford Lecturer at Duke University. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, a member of the American Antiquarian Society, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Gettysburg Foundation. She is president of the Southern Historical Association.

On Leave, Academic Year, 2020-21

 

Contact Info:
Office Location:  243A Classroom Building, 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2343
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/history/faculty/thavolia

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

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    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'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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Glymph, T, Mary Elizabeth Massey: Standing with the master class, Civil War History, vol. 61 no. 4 (December, 2015), pp. 412-415, ISSN 0009-8078 [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  

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