Thavolia Glymph
  • Thavolia Glymph

  • Associate Professor
  • African & African American Studies
  • 243 Ernestine Friedl Bldg., Rm. 236
  • Campus Box 90252
  • Phone: +1 919 668 1625
  • Fax: (919) 684-2832
  • 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.
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Inaugural Senior Summer Research Fellow, Institute for African American Research, University of South Carolina,
      • 2011
  • Recent Publications

      • T. Glymph.
      • (December, 2013).
      • "Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War".
      • Journal of the Civil War Era
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      • (4)
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      • 501-32.
      • T. Glymph.
      • (2013).
      • River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson.
      • Journal of American History
      • .
      • (Forthcoming)
      • (2008).
      • Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.
      • Cambridge University Press.
      • (2009 Co-Winner, Philip Taft Labor History Award 2009 Finalist, Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2009 Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award)
      Publication Description

      http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/taftaward/awardRecipients/ http://www.yale.edu/glc/events/fdbp-finalisits.htm http://www.moc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=prg_books

      • (2008).
      • "'This Species of Property': Female Slave Contrabands in the Civil War" (Reprint).
      • The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Socuments and Essays
      • Routledge.
      Publication Description

      Reprint of 1996 essay

      • with
      • Drew Gilpin Faust and George Rable.
      • (2008).
      • "A Woman's War: Southern Women in the Civil War" (Reprint).
      • The Confederate Reader: Selected Documents and Essays
      • Routledge.
      Publication Description

      Reprint of 1996 essay

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  • Teaching

    • AAAS 190S.01
      • SPECIAL TOPICS
      • Carr 241
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • HISTORY 340.01
      • CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
      • Friedl Bdg 240
      • MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM