In this week’s TBR Radio Presents: The Dixie Heritage Hour Dr. Ed places a Skype call to author and historian Clint Lacy to discuss Clint’s article on the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) that was featured in the March/April issue of The Barnes Review. Clint is a member of TBR‘s board of contributing editors.
From the order’s establishment in Havana, Cuba to its goals of setting up an agricultural monopoly, and the influence that the order had in both governments Northern and Southern, Clint explains how his study of the Knights of the Golden Circle has helped him to make sense of
KGC members were politicians in both governments and officers in both armies. Thus, the outcomes of battles were often predetermined by the KGC. And the order did not cease to function when the war ended. In fact, modern-day companies like Coca-Cola can trace their origins to members of the Golden Circle who used KGC money and connections to build what are today business empires.
John Wilkes Booth, Jessie James
The KGC’s ties to the
Is the League of the South a modern-day expression of the KGC?
Stashes of KGC gold are still being discovered and/or actively guarded in the Ozarks even today.
Clint also discusses his new publishing company,
So turn off Mark, Sean and Rush for an hour and tune into this week’s Dixie Heritage Hour.