Author Interview--Adam H. Domby (The False Cause) Part 5

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Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we conclude our video interview series with Adam H. Domby.

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Adam H. Domby via Zoom. We talked about his new book The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, which came out in February 2020 with the University of Virginia Press. The interview is broken up so that you can easily use the material in class.

Adam H. Domby is assistant professor of history at the College of Charleston. He got his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. He has also published “Captives of Memory: The Contested Legacy of Race and Atrocity at Andersonville National Historic Site,” Civil War History (September 2017) and “American Warlord? Reconsidering “Guerrilla” Leader John Gatewood” in The Guerrilla Hunters: Exploring the Civil War’s Irregular Conflicts (LSU Press, 2017).

We talk about the many problems associated with regimental histories.

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Adam Domby Interview 09 / Niels Eichhorn / June 3, 2020

We talk about irony in Civil War and Southern history.

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Adam Domby Interview 10 / Niels Eichhorn / June 3, 2020

We talk about Adam Domby's future plans and projects.

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Adam Domby Interview 11 / Niels Eichhorn / June 3, 2020