Thavolia Glymph
  • Thavolia Glymph

  • Associate Professor and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
  • African & African American Studies
  • 236
  • Campus Box 90252
  • Phone: (919) 668-1625
  • Fax: (919) 684-2832
  • Overview

    Thavolia Glymph is Associate Professor of History at Duke University in the Departments of African & African American Studies and History and a Faculty Affiliate in the Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPri) and the Program in Women's Studies. Glymph is a historian of the nineteenth century U.S. South specializing in gender and women's history, slavery, emancipation, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.  She has published numerous articles and essays and is the author of the prize-winning 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 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." Glymph has received research support from the National Institutes of Health for her work on Civil War refugees.  She was the 2015 John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.
     
  • Specialties

    • 19th Century US
    • Diaspora Studies
  • Research Summary

    Southern US, Slavery and Emancipation, Comparative Emancipation, Civil War, Southern Women
  • Research Description

    Thavolia Glymph is Associate Professor of history in the Department of History and the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University and holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment in the Duke Population Research Institute and the Duke Program in Women’s Studies. Glymph is a historian of the nineteenth century U.S. South whose research focuses on questions of labor, gender, race, slavery, emancipation, war and society, and, broadly, political economy. Her publications include “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” recipient of the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013 and Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), co-winner of the Philip Taft Book Prize and a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize. She is also a co-editor two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 1 and ser. 1 vol. 3 and is currently currently completing two book projects: Women at War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War to be published by the University of North Carolina Press and African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War. Glymph has received research 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. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.
  • Education

      • M.A.,
      • Purdue University
      • B.A.,
      • Hampton University
      • Ph.D.,
      • Purdue University
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • George and Ann Richards Prize,
      • Journal of the Civil War Era,
      • 0 2014
      • George and Ann Richards Prize,
      • Journal of the Civil War Era,
      • 0 2014
      • American Antiquarian Society,
      • American Antiquarian Society,
      • October, 2013
      • Havens Center Visiting Scholar, Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
      • October, 2012
      • National Park Service Award,
      • Unknown,
      • April, 2011
      • Inaugural Senior Summer Research Fellow, Institute for African American Research, University of South Carolina,
      • 2011
      • Co-Winner, 2009 Philip Taft Labor History Book Award,
      • ILR School at Cornell University in Collaboration with Labor and Working Class History Association,
      • May, 2009
      • Finalist, Frederick Douglass Book Prize,
      • Unknown,
      • 0 2009
  • Recent Publications

      • (2015).
      • A New World of Women and a New Language.
      • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
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      • (2015).
      • Mary Elizabeth Massey: Standing with the master class.
      • Civil War History
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      • Thavolia Glymph and Richard S. Dunn.
      • (2015).
      • Telling Slavery: Archives of Life and Death, Surveillance and Control.
      • The William and Mary Quarterly
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      • 680-680.
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      • (2014).
      • River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom.
      • Journal of American History
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      • 1170-1171.
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      • T Glymph.
      • (2014).
      • Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South.
      • Slavery & Abolition
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      • 190-191.
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