Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Slave Women and the Armies of the Civil War

Negroes serving as teamsters, laundresses and cooks for the Union Army


Watch "Disappeared Without Any Account Being Had of Them: Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War," a Feb. 24 talk by Thavolia Glymph.

Thavolia Glymph, associate professor of history at Duke University, has written extensively on Southern women and slavery. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household is her most recent book.

Her talk is part of a series of Vanderbilt University lectures on campus during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The talks are sponsored by the Vanderbilt's College of Arts and Science and are in conjunction with an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the Civil War co-taught by Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History, and Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English.

"Disappeared... Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War"

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