September 2017

Winner of 2018 John T Hubbell Prize

 

Upcoming Events

North Carolina’s Unique Memory of Reconstruction
North Carolina Maritime Museum Southport
 
Books

Additional Writings

 

Let's be Honest about the Roots of Confederate Monuments,” Charleston City Paper

April 3, 2019

Letter: Be Accurate,Charleston Post and Courier 

August 23, 2017

Teaching History in Trump’s America,” Huffington Post

November 18, 2016

"American Warlord" in The Guerrilla Hunters

2017

Throughout the Civil War, irregular warfare―including the use of hit-and-run assaults, ambushes, and raiding tactics―thrived in localized guerrilla fights within the Border States and the Confederate South. The Guerrilla Hunters offers a comprehensive overview of the tactics, motives, and actors in these conflicts, from the Confederate-authorized Partisan Rangers, a military force directed to spy on, harass, and steal from Union forces, to men like John Gatewood, who deserted the Confederate army in favor of targeting Tennessee civilians believed to be in sympathy with the Union.

 
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Publications

 
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Publications

 
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Selected Media Appearances

 
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Dr. Adam H. Domby

Historian. Author. Professor. Speaker.

 
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Dr. Adam H. Domby

Historian. Author. Professor. Speaker.

 
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Dr. Adam H. Domby

Historian. Author. Professor. Speaker.

 
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The

False

Cause

Fraud,

Fabrication,

and 

White Supremacy

in

Confederate

Memory

 
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At War with Itself: The South’s Internal Conflict During the Civil War Era

(book manuscript)

While often thought of as a section conflict, the American Civil War also divided southerners against each other. Based on Dr. Domby's dissertation, At War with Itself, will examine the conflicts between neighbors during the American Civil War and the legacy of those local fights that civil wars inevitably create had upon the South. The project focuses on the role these conflicts played in three divided communities during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Close examination of the social dynamics of these southern communities reveals new insights into why the Confederacy lost, why Reconstruction ended, and the distinctiveness of southern society, culture, and politics.

Domby also researches southerners fighting their neighbors during the American Civil War and the legacy of those local fights that civil wars inevitably create. Based on his dissertation, his book project, At War with Itself, centers on the role these conflicts played in three divided southern communities during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Close examination of the social dynamics of these southern communities reveals new insights into why the Confederacy lost, why Reconstruction ended, and the distinctiveness of southern society, culture, and politics.

 

Co-edited with Simon Lewis, Freedoms Gained And Lost: Reconstruction and Its Meanings 150 Years Later  (Under Review with Fordham University Press)

This edited volume arose out of the 2018 CLAW Conference that Adam Domby and Simon Lewis convened about Reconstruction at 150 years. With thirteen chapters by both up-and-coming and established scholars, the book explores new ways in which freedom was either lost or gained in the aftermath of the Civil War.

 

"Lessons from “Redemption”: Memories of Reconstruction Violence in Colonial Policy" in Adam Domby and Simon Lewis (eds.) Freedoms Gained And Lost: Reconstruction and Its Meanings 150 Years Later

This chapter within an edited volume examines how skewed and inaccurate memories of Reconstruction shaped colonial policy in Australia, South Africa, and elsewhere around the world.

 

With Shari Rabin, "Simon Gerstmann’s War: Jews and Loyalty in the Post-Civil War Claims Courts" (In Preparation)

This article currently in preparation (with plans to hopefully expand into a book project) examines how Jews presented their loyalty after the Civil War as they pursued claims against the United States Government for property seized by the US military. Coauthored with Shari Rabin

 

​With Christopher Barr, “Prisoners of the Public: The National Park Service Interprets the POW Experience" in Lorien Foote and Daniel Krebs (eds.) From Colonial Encounters to the Iraq War: POWs and their Place in American History (Under Contract)

This chapter in a book about POWs in American history examines how surrender and prisoners are interpreted (or not interpreted) within the National Park Service. Coauthored with a park ranger, the chapter includes a discussion of ways that front line park rangers shape interpretation at their respective parks.

 

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

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