Thavolia Glymph
  • Thavolia Glymph

  • Associate Professor and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
  • African & African American Studies
  • 236 Friedl Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90252
  • Phone: (919) 668-1625
  • Fax: (919) 684-2832
  • Overview

    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.
  • Specialties

    • 19th Century US
    • Diaspora Studies
  • Research Summary

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

    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.
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Purdue University,
      • 2000
      • M.A.,
      • Purdue University,
      • 2000
      • B.A.,
      • Hampton University,
      • 2000
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • George and Ann Richards Prize,
      • Journal of the Civil War Era,
      • January 2014
      • George and Ann Richards Prize,
      • Journal of the Civil War Era,
      • January 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,
      • Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change,
      • 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,
      • January 2009
  • Recent Publications

      • (2015).
      • A New World of Women and a New Language.
      • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
      • ,
      • 36
      • (1)
      • ,
      • 21-26.
      • [web]
      • T Glymph.
      • (2015).
      • Mary Elizabeth Massey: Standing with the master class.
      • Civil War History
      • ,
      • 61
      • (4)
      • ,
      • 412-415.
      • T Glymph and R Dunn.
      • (2015).
      • Telling Slavery: Archives of Life and Death, Surveillance and Control.
      • The William and Mary Quarterly
      • ,
      • 72
      • (4)
      • ,
      • 680-680.
      • [web]
      • T Glymph.
      • (2014).
      • I’se Mrs. Tatum Now: Black and White Women and the Meaning of Freedom.
      • Phillis: The Journal for Research on African American Women
      • ,
      • 1
      • (1 (Inaugural Issue))
      • ,
      • 24-32.
      • T Glymph and N Silber.
      • (2014).
      • Women Amidst War.
      • The Civil War Remembered
      • Walsworth Pub Co.
  • View All Publications