Roadblocks to Republic: The Business Plot

01 Oct 2018

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Mark Albertson presented the third lecture in his Roadblocks to Republic series.

America’s founding as a Republic was not without its impediments; so inspired as they were from the ranks of the Revolutionary Generation themselves. Join us for this four-week series as we discuss.

Week Three: The Business Plot Gleaned from the records of the 1934 McCormack-Dickstein Committee Hearings, or House of Un-American Activities Committee, is the investigation of the 1933 plot against President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Pitcairns, the Du Ponts, Gerald McGuire of the Connecticut American Legion, William Doyle of the American Legion, Grayson M.P. Murphy of Guaranty Trust Company are among the players in a sordid plot.

About the Presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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