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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
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Rob Christensen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0004

Kerr Scott won one of the biggest upsets in North Carolina history when he was elected governor, defeating a well-entrenched political machine that had controlled state politics for decades. Scott assembled a political coalition that included farmers, textile workers, organized labor, and African-Americans.

Keywords:   Shelby dynasty, Post-war politics, Dixiecrats, Wallacites, Kerr Scott, political coalition, governor, North Carolina

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