THE GREAT CONSPIRACY

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF U.S. PRESIDENTS (1789-1865)



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Days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Wall Street businessman John Smith Dye self-published History of the Plots and Crimes of the Great Conspiracy (1865). Dye’s book of sensational non-fiction presented an explosive circumstantial case for how two Washington, D.C. slave politicians (John C. Calhoun & Jefferson Davis) orchestrated the demise of as many as four U.S. presidents (James Monroe, William Harrison, Zachary Taylor, & Abraham Lincoln) and made unsuccessful attempts on the lives of two more (Andrew Jackson & James Buchanan). Scholars going back to the Jim Crow era have dismissed Dye as a paranoid. Yet sometimes paranoia is just getting the facts right because most of the history in Dye’s book is true and what is known about his life reveals a patriot.

 
 
 

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