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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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Dr. Frank and Aftermath

Dr. Frank and Aftermath

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(p.77) 6 Dr. Frank and Aftermath
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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/9781469651040.003.0007

Kerr Scott shocked the political world by appointing Frank Porter Graham, the president of the University of North Carolina and the South’s leading liberal to a U.S. Senate vacancy. But Graham was unable to hold the seat, defeated in a red-baiting and race baiting campaign. The 1950 Senate campaign unsettled Scott, which caused him to retreat on the race issue and damaged him politically.

Keywords:   Kerr Scott, race, race baiting, red-baiting, Frank Porter Graham, 1950 Senate race

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