Thavolia Glymph is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University where she teaches courses on slavery, the U.S. South, emancipation, Reconstruction, and African American women’s history. Her research specialties include 19th Century US history and Diaspora Studies. Her book Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household was a co-winner of the 2009 Philip Taft Labor History Award, winner of the Jefferson Davis Award and a finalist for the 2009 Frederick Douglas Book Prize. In 2011, Glymph won the National Park Service Award and became an Inaugural Summer Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for African American Research. Glymph has published several essays and articles and is also the co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Ser. 1, Vols. 1 and 3, 1985 and 1990). She is a former editor of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. She has served on a number of professional boards and committees including the 2012 Program Committee of the American Historical Association, the Frederick Douglas Book Prize Jury, the Organization for American Historian’s Committee on Committees, the Executive Board of Labor and Working Class History Association, the Board of Contributing Editors for Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the Editorial Board of The Journal of the Civil War Era and Southern Cultures, the Board of Editors at the Gale Digital Library on Slavery and the Advisory Council for the Lincoln Prize. Glymph is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Women at War to be published by the University of North Carolina Press.