Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph

Professor in History

External address: 
Box 90719, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-1625
Office hours: 

Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 and  by appointment

Overview

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.  

 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Purdue University 1994

  • B.A., Hampton University

  • M.A., Purdue University

Selected Grants

African American Literature and Social History awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Faculty Associate). 2012 to 2013

Glymph, T., Ira Berlin, Steven Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, Julie Saville, and Leslie Rowland. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 3, The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Lower South. Vol. 3. Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Glymph, T., Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie Rowland. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 1, The Destruction of Slavery. Vol. 1. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Glymph, Thavolia, John James Kushma, and University of Texas at Arlington. Essays on the postbellum southern economy. TAMU Press, 1985.

Glymph, Thavolia. ““Refugee Camp at Helena, Arkansas, 1863,” in The Lens of War: Historians Reflect on their Favorite Civil War Photographs, ed. Gary Gallagher and Mathew Gallman (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015), 133-40..” In The Lens of War:  Historians Reflect on  Their Favorite Civil War Photographs, edited by Gary Gallagher and Matthew Gallman, 133–40. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2015.

Glymph, T. “Enslaved Women and the Battle for Freedom and Democracy on the Civil War’s Home Front.” In The American Civil War at Home, edited by C. Sheriff and S. Reynolds. Richmond, VA: Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, 2014.

Glymph, T., and N. Silber. “Women Amidst War.” In The Civil War Remembered. Walsworth Pub Co, 2011.

Glymph, T., Drew Gilpin Faust, and George Rable. “A Woman’s War: Southern Women in the Civil War (Reprint).” In The Confederate Reader: Selected Documents and Essays. Routledge, 2008.

Glymph, T. “’This Species of Property’: Female Slave Contrabands in the Civil War (Reprint).” In The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Socuments and Essays. Routledge, 2008.

The Union Preserved/Toward Reconstruction.” In Abraham Lincoln: People, Places, Politics. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2006.

Glymph, T. “’Liberty Dearly Bought’: The Making of Civil War Memory in African American Communities in the South.” In Time Longer than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, edited by Charles M. Payne and Adam Green. New York University Press, 2003.

Glymph, T. “Women in the Civil War.” In Blackwell Companion to American Women’s History, edited by Nancy Hewitt. Blackwell Publishers, 2002.

Glymph, T., Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Jospeh P. Reidy, and Leslie Rowland. “Southern Louisiana.” In Reconstructing Louisiana, edited by Lawrence N. Powell. Center for Louisiana Studies, 2001.

Glymph, T. “African American Women in the Literary Imagination of Mary Boykin Chesnut.” In Slavery, Secession, and Southern History, edited by Louis Ferleger and Robert Paquette. University Press of Virginia, 2000.

Glymph, Thavolia. “"I'm a Radical Girl:" Black Women Unionists and the Politics of Civil War History,” Journal of the Civil War Era 8.3 (September 2018): 359-87..” Journal of the Civil War Era 8.3 (September 2018): 359 87. 8, no. 3 (September 2018): 359–87.

Glymph, T. ““Invisible disabilities”: Black women in war and in freedom.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 160, no. 3 (September 1, 2016): 237–46.

Glymph, Thavolia. ““‘Invisible Disabilities’": Black Women in War and in Freedom,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 160 (September 2016): 237-53..” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 160 (September 2016): 237–53.

Glymph, T. “Telling slavery: Archives of life and death, surveillance and control.” William and Mary Quarterly 72, no. 4 (January 1, 2015): 680–85. https://doi.org/10.5309/willmaryquar.72.4.0680. Full Text

Glymph, T. “Mary Elizabeth Massey: Standing with the master class.” Civil War History 61, no. 4 (January 1, 2015): 412–15.

Foner, Eric. “ERIC FONER'S “RECONSTRUCTION” AT TWENTY-FIVE.” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 14, no. 1 (January 2015): 13–27. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1537781414000516. Full Text

Glymph, Thavolia. ““Freedom in the American Republic,” Eric Foner’s Reconstruction at Twenty-Five Forum, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 14, No. 1 (January 2015): 19-22..” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 14, No. 1 (January 2015): 19 22. 14, no. 1 (January 2015): 19–22.

Glymph, T. “A new world of women and a new language.” Frontiers 36, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 21–26.

Glymph, T. “River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom.” Journal of American History 100, no. 4 (March 1, 2014): 1170–71. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jau009. Full Text

Glymph, Thavolia. “Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South.” Slavery & Abolition 35, no. 1 (January 2, 2014): 190–91. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144039x.2013.878621. Full Text

Pages

Pages

Spring 2020

North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
West Duke 108A, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Fall 2019

Civil War And Reconstruction (HISTORY 340)
Allen 318, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Spring 2019

Topics In History Seminar (HISTORY 390S)
Perkins 065, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Fall 2018

Topics In History Seminar (HISTORY 390S)
Class Bldg 242, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
Class Bldg 106, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Fall 2017

Afr-American Women/history (HISTORY 349)
Friedl Bdg 240, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2017

Topics In History Lecture (HISTORY 390)
Friedl Bdg 240, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Gtwy: Am Slavery & Freedom (HISTORY 182S)
Carr 106, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2015

Gtwy Seminar: Topics In Hist (HISTORY 190S)
Carr 241, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Civil War And Reconstruction (HISTORY 340)
Friedl Bdg 240, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2014

Gtwy Seminar: Topics In Hist (HISTORY 190S)
Blackwell 119, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM