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Adam Domby

Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank Hall 312
Office Hours: M 3:15-5:15, W 1-1:45 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.8029

Dr. Adam Domby is a historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. His research focuses on how southerners fought their neighbors during the American Civil War and examines the legacy of those local fights that civil wars inevitably create. His current book manuscript project 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 failed, and the distinctiveness of southern society, culture, and politics. 


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

BA, Yale University, 2006

Research Interests

Civil War and Reconstruction, Historical Memory, Historical Geography and HGIS, Social Network Analysis, Digital Humanities, Southern History, and Military History.  

Courses Taught

United States History to 1865

Civil Wars in Modern History

The Historian’s Craft

Civil War and Reconstruction 


 “Controversial Silent Sam Monument Turns 100,” Interview with Frank Statio, The State of Things, WUNC, May 29, 2013.

“Revisiting Robert Penn Warren’s Legacy of the Civil War,” in "Roundtable on Civil War Memory," Traces, April 2013.

The Cost of a Democratic Memory: Financing North Carolina’s Commemorative Landscape,” Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, UNC, CDLA, 2012,

 “Evolution of Landscape: Changing Conceptions of Commemoration at Guilford Courthouse Battleground,” with W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, UNC, CDLA, 2012,

“Keeping up with the Joneses: A Missing Diary Discovered,” Duke University Libraries, Volume 24 no. 1, Fall 2010.