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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead BoysNorth Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics$
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Rob Christensen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651040

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.001.0001

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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter provides an overview of North Carolina’s leading political family, the Scotts. It examines the rural progressivism that was a powerful influence in mid-20th century North Carolina, and how that progressivism declined with racial integration, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and other high-profile social issues

Keywords:   redeye-gravy progressivism, Branchhead Boys, W. Kerr Scott, Jesse Helms, racial equality, school integration

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