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Thavolia Glymph, Professor of History 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
Web Page:  https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/history/faculty/thavolia

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • HISTORY 390S.03, TOPICS IN HISTORY SEMINAR Synopsis
    Perkins 065, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 390S.04, ECON 390S.01)
Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • HISTORY 340.01, CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION Synopsis
    Trent 039A, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 342.01)
Office Hours:

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

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