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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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Introduction

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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys
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Rob Christensen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0001

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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