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Episode 86: Adam Domby, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

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Adam Domby is my guest today. He’s a history professor at the College of Charleston and we’ll be talking about his research on the statue of Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That statue commemorated a Confederate soldier and was erected at a main university entrance in 1913. When Domby was a student at Chapel Hill in the early 2010s, he uncovered the dedication speech of the statue showing its connection to White supremacy. The statue was pulled down by activists in 2018 and there has been an ongoing legal dispute over what to do with the statue. I’ll also be talking about Adam’s new book The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory published in February this year, which is partially about the lies told by the people who sponsored this statue but mainly about lies told about North Carolina’s history after the Civil War and the function of those lies. You can follow Adam on twitter @AdamHDomby. If you have any comments you can contact Chris Martin at or on twitter @Chrismartin76 Here is the transcript of the episode. Related Links You can find The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory here. Rating the Show If you enjoyed this show, please rate it on iTunes:
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