by Adam H. Domby
@AdamHDomby

The Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic defense of the South. As Adam Domby reveals here, this was not only an insidious goal; it was founded on falsehoods. The False Cause focuses on North Carolina to examine the role of lies and exaggeration in the creation of the Lost Cause narrative. In the process the book shows how these lies have long obscured the past and been used to buttress white supremacy in ways that resonate to this day.

Domby explores how fabricated narratives about the war’s cause, Reconstruction, and slavery—as expounded at monument dedications and political rallies—were crucial to Jim Crow.

Interview with the Author

Podcast Art for the New Book NetworkNew Books Network 
Adam H. Domby, “The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory” (U Virginia Press, 2020)
4/23/20           53 min


The Rogue Historian 
The False Cause with Adam Domby
2/10/20         58 min


Civil War Talk Radio 
1626 – Adam Domby – The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory
3/25/20          60 min


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