Symbols of Hate?

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Two of the top southern history scholars, Dr. Adam Domby and Dr. Karen L. Cox, lead a conversation surrounding the continued use of symbols of hate.

Dr. Domby’s book, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, 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. The book concludes with a penetrating examination on how the Lost Cause narrative and the lies on which it is based continue to haunt the country today and still work to maintain racial inequality.