Thavolia Glymph to deliver Grace McFadden Lecture Oct. 13
Duke University scholar and former University of South Carolina historian Dr. Thavolia Glymph will discuss the transition in the relations of Southern black and white women in the antebellum South when she delivers the Grace Jordan McFadden lecture at the University of South Carolina Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the Inn at USC. Her lecture is based on her book of the same title, “Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household,” which was released last year. In her book, Glymph challenges the prevailing notion that plantation mistresses were “friends” and “allies” of slaves in the antebellum South and details the politics and struggles in the running of the plantation household.
The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Glymph is an associate professor of African and African-American studies and history at Duke University. Her research and writing focuses on slavery, emancipation and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, economic history and Southern women.
McFadden was a pioneer at the University of South Carolina, as she was the first African-American woman hired at a professorial rank in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and was the first African-American woman to receive tenure in that college.
For more information about the McFadden lecture, call the Institute for Southern Studies at 803-777-2340.