Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph is a professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University. Her research and teaching focus on slavery, the U.S. South, emancipation, Reconstruction, and African American women's history. She is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (2008) and a coeditor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Ser. 1, Vols. 1 and 3, 1985 and 1990), a part of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. She is currently completing two books, "Women at War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War" and "African American Women and Children Refugees: A History of War and the Making of Freedom."

Lectures

  • Black Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War
  • Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom
  • Land and Labor in the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction
  • Slaveholding Mistresses and Enslaved Women in the Plantation Household
  • Women and the Civil War "Homefronts"