OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Thavolia Glymph

Portrait of Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph is a professor of history and law at Duke University. Her research and teaching focus on slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, labor, and women in the U.S South. 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. Her most recent book, The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Race, Freedom and Nation, was published in 2020, She is currently completing "African American Women and Children Refugees: A History of War and the Making of Freedom." Glymph is currently president of the Southern Historical Association.

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