Professor in History
Thavolia Glymph, professor of history, 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 co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Series 1, Volume 1 and Series 1, Volume 3). She is currently completing two book projects, Women at War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War and African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War. Her next project is entitled "Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878." She has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health for her work on Civil War refugees and was the 2015 John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School in 2015 and 2018. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.
Glymph, T. Out of the house of bondage: The transformation of the plantation household. January 1, 2003. Full Text
Glymph, T, Berlin, I, Miller, S, Reidy, JP, Saville, J, and Rowland, L. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 3, The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Lower South.: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Glymph, T, Berlin, I, Fields, BJ, Reidy, JP, and Rowland, L. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 1, The Destruction of Slavery.: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Glymph, T, Kushma, JJ, and Arlington, UOTA. Essays on the postbellum southern economy.: TAMU Press, 1985. (Edited Book)
Glymph, T. "“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." The Lens of War: Historians Reflect on their Favorite Civil War Photographs. Ed. Gallagher, G and Gallman, M. Athens, GA.: University of Georgia Press. 2015. 133-140.
Glymph, T. "Enslaved Women and the Battle for Freedom and Democracy on the Civil War’s Home Front." The American Civil War at Home. Ed. Sheriff, C and Reynolds, S. Richmond, VA.: Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. 2014.
Glymph, T, and Silber, N. "Women Amidst War." The Civil War Remembered.: Walsworth Pub Co. 2011.
Glymph, T. "’This Species of Property’: Female Slave Contrabands in the Civil War (Reprint)." The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Socuments and Essays.: Routledge. 2008. (Essay)
Glymph, T, Faust, DG, and Rable, G. "A Woman’s War: Southern Women in the Civil War (Reprint)." The Confederate Reader: Selected Documents and Essays.: Routledge. 2008. (Essay)
"The Union Preserved/Toward Reconstruction." 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." Time Longer than Rope: A Century of African American Activism. Ed. Payne, CM and Green, A.: New York University Press. 2003.
Glymph, T. "Women in the Civil War." Blackwell Companion to American Women’s History. Ed. Hewitt, N.: Blackwell Publishers. 2002.
Glymph, T, Berlin, I, Fields, BJ, Reidy, JP, and Rowland, L. "Southern Louisiana." Reconstructing Louisiana. Ed. Powell, LN.: Center for Louisiana Studies. 2001. (Essay)
Glymph, T. "African American Women in the Literary Imagination of Mary Boykin Chesnut." Slavery, Secession, and Southern History. Ed. Ferleger, L and Paquette, R.: University Press of Virginia. 2000.
Glymph, T. ""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. 8.3 (September 2018): 359-387.
Glymph, T. "“Invisible disabilities”: Black women in war and in freedom." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 160.3 (September 1, 2016): 237-246.
Glymph, T. "“‘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): 237-253.
Glymph, T. "Mary Elizabeth Massey: Standing with the master class." Civil War History 61.4 (January 1, 2015): 412-415. (Review)
Glymph, T. "“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. 14.1 (January 2015): 19-22.
Thavolia Glymph, . "Telling Slavery: Archives of Life and Death, Surveillance and Control." The William and Mary Quarterly 72.4 (2015): 680-680. Full Text
Glymph, T. "River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom." Journal of American History 100.4 (March 1, 2014): 1170-1171. Full Text
Glymph, T. "Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South." Slavery & Abolition 35.1 (January 2, 2014): 190-191. Full Text
Invited Conference Paper: "The Liberty to be Free: The Problem of Freedom as a Problem of American Exceptionalism," Beyond Freedom: New Directions in the Study of Emancipation, 13th Annual International Conference, Gilder Lehrman Center. November 12...