Dr. Adam H. Domby

Historian. Author. Professor. Speaker.

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Dr. Adam H. Domby is an award-winning historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. He is an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston.

His  book, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, can be ordered from your favorite book seller. In addition to Civil War memory, lies, and white supremacy, Dr. Domby has written about prisoners of war, guerrilla warfare, Reconstruction, divided communities, and public history.


February 11, 2020

The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, examines the role of lies and exaggeration in the creation of Lost Cause narratives of the war, as well as their connections to white supremacy. Looking at pension fraud, Confederate monument dedications, and Confederate myths reveals that much of our understanding of the Civil War remains influenced by falsehoods. 


Recent Articles

Dr. Domby has written on a variety of topics including Civil War guerrillas, genealogical search engines, Prisoners of War, and Confederate monuments. Here are a selection of Dr. Domby's recent articles and chapters.


Selected Media Appearances 

Dr. Domby's research has been covered by local, state, and national news outlets.  He is also frequently contacted by reporters as an expert on various topics including Confederate monuments and symbols, white supremacist ideology, and southern history.  Here are selection of recent articles he has been quoted in.


"Charleston Plantation Guides Say a Negative Reaction to Stirring History Can be a Good Thing,"

Charleston City Paper

August 21, 2019

Contact Details

College of Charleston 
Department of History
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843-953-8029


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