Thavolia Glymph, "'Discharged for Mutiny:' Fighting for Freedom after Abolition"


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4:00pm


Virtual Lecture

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Thavolia Glymph is professor of history and law at Duke University.  In particular, she studies the U.S. South with a focus on nineteenth century social history. Glymph 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 (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), numerous articles and essays, and co-editor of Series 1, Volume 1 and Series 1, Volume 3 of the award-winning documentary series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. She is currently completing two book manuscripts, African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War: A History the Making of Freedom supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and "Playing 'Dixie' in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878," a study of former Civil War officers who served in the Egyptian army during the Reconstruction era. Glymph was the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School in 2015 and 2018 and a Thomas Langford Lecturer in 2018. She serves on several journal editorial boards and is a series editor for The Working Class in American History Series published by the University of Illinois Press. She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, a member of the American Antiquarian Society, and serves on the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors and the Scholarly Advisory Board of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Her work has been featured on NPR, PBS, and the BBC, and in the New York TimesSlate, the PBS documentary series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross as a historical consultant for the documentary, Mercy Street, and the film, Harriet. She is past president of the Southern Historical Association.