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Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and History

Thavolia Glymph
Contact Info:
Office Location:  Box 90717
Office Phone:  (919) 668-1625, (919) 684-2830
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/history/faculty/thavolia

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • LAW 794.01, LAW OF SLAVERY Synopsis
    Law School 4044, Tu 10:30 AM-12:20 PM

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

Having completed Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), I turned my attention back to a project begun years before on the experience of enslaved and freed women on the battlefields of the Civil War. This study focuses on the lives of black women and children in Civil War refugee, and labor camps. I am also completing Women at War (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press)and a study of Civil War veterans who served in the Egyptian Army in the 1870s entitled Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. T. Glymph, "Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War", Journal of the Civil War Era, vol. 3 no. 4 (December, 2013), pp. 501-32
    2. T. Glymph, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson, Journal of American History (2013) (Forthcoming.)
    3. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (2008), Cambridge University Press (2009 Co-Winner, Philip Taft Labor History Award 2009 Finalist, Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2009 Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award.)  [abs]
    4. "'This Species of Property': Female Slave Contrabands in the Civil War" (Reprint), in The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Socuments and Essays (2008), Routledge  [author's comments]
    5. with Drew Gilpin Faust and George Rable, "A Woman's War: Southern Women in the Civil War" (Reprint), in The Confederate Reader: Selected Documents and Essays (2008), Routledge  [author's comments]
    Conferences Organized

    • Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: 75th Anniversary Symposium, Organizer, November 10-12, 2010  

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