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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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Hard Times

Hard Times

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Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

The Great Depression made a hard life even worse. Out of the rural poverty, Kerr Scott led a re-organized State Grange to fight for famer interests. This provided Kerr Scott with a political base to be elected state agriculture commissioner in 1936 as a New Deal Democrat.

Keywords:   rural poverty, sharecropping, Kerr Scott, Grange, New Deal, Pitchfork rebellion, Agriculture Commissioner, New Deal

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