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 co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation , 1861-1867 (Series 1, Volume 1 and Series 1, Volume 3).  She is currently completing two book projects, Women at  War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War  and African American Women and Children Refugees  in the Civil War . Her next project is entitled "Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878." She has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health for her work on Civil War refugees and was the 2015 John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School in 2015 and 2018.   She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.


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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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