Professor in History
Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 and by appointment
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.
Glymph, T. “Rose's War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War.” Journal of the Civil War Era 3 (December 2013): 501–32.
Glymph, Thavolia. ““Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” Journal of the Civil War Era Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 2013): 501-32..” Journal of the Civil War Era Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 2013): 501 32. 3, no. 4 (December 2013): 501–32.
Glymph, T. “River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson.” Journal of American History, 2013.
Glymph, Thavolia. ““Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction and Slave Women’s War for Freedom,” South Atlantic Quarterly 112:3 (Summer 2013): 489-505..” South Atlantic Quarterly 112, no. 3 (2013): 489–505.
Various, S. “W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction: Past and Present.” Edited by T. Glymph. South Atlantic Quarterly 112, no. 3 (Summer) (2013).
Glymph, Thavolia. ““Noncombatant Military Laborers in the Civil War,” OAH Magazine of History, Volume 26, No 2 (April 2012), 25-29..” Oah Magazine of History 26, no. 2 (April 2012): 25–29.
Glymph, T. “I’se Mrs. Tatum Now: Black and White Women and the Meaning of Freedom.” Phillis: The Journal for Research on African American Women 1, no. 1 (Inaugural Issue) (2010): 24–32.
Glymph, Thavolia, and Leslie A. Schwalm. “A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina..” The Journal of American History 85, no. 3 (December 1998): 1082–1082. https://doi.org/10.2307/2567271. Full Text
Glymph, T., Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. MIller, Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie Rowland, and Julie Saville. “Writing Freedom’s History: The Destruction of Slavery.” Prologue: Journal of the National Archives 17 (1985): 211–27.