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Thavolia Glymph

Duke University

Glymph is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and History at Duke University. After writing Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), she turned her attention back to a project begun years before on the experience of enslaved and freed women on the battlefields of the Civil War. This study focuses on the lives of black women and children in Civil War refugee, and labor camps. She is also completing Women at War (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press) and a study of Civil War veterans who served in the Egyptian Army in the 1870s entitled Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878.