Dr. Adam H. Domby
Historian. Author. Professor. Speaker.
Dr. Adam H. Domby is an award-winning historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. After six years as an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, he will be moving in August 2021 to Auburn University to become an Associate Professor of History there.
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.
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.