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Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include twentieth-century U.S. history; African American history since 1865; U.S. women's and gender history since 1865; history of the American South; and reform movements. Her publications include Norton’s Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950, which was one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books and the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2008, and she edited Who Were the Progressives? and co-edited Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights. Her first book, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the James A. Rawley Prize, the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and the Heyman Prize.

Books by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

  1. Book CoverDefying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950


    “Remarkable . . . an eye-opening book [on] the freedom struggle that changed the South, the nation, and the world.” —Washington PostMore

  2. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present


    A powerful history of the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power, told in sweeping scope and intimate detail.More

  3. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1890 to the Present


    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More

  4. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1945 to the Present


    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More