Thavolia Glymph
Professor in History

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.  

 

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

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  • Box 90719, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90719, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

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