Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph

Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History

Thavolia Glymph, a professor of U.S. history and law and a faculty research scholar in the Duke Population Research Institute, specializes in southern history and nineteenth century social history. She is the author of the award-winning books, 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), and co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Cambridge University Press). Glymph is past president of the Southern Historical Association, an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, and an elected member of the Society of American Historians and the American Antiquarian Society. She serves on a number of professional boards including the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors, the Board of Contributing Editors of Labor: Studies in Working Class History (University of Illinois Press) and the editorial boards of The Journal of African American History and Southern Cultures.