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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 Last Spittoon

The Last Spittoon

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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

Kerr Scott is elected to the Senate in 1954, defeating race-baiting tactics by his opponent. Despite his progressive record as governor, Scott was not one of the Senate’s liberals and did not cut as large a figure. He joins with the segregationist Southern bloc in the Senate. He dies in office in 1958.

Keywords:   Kerr Scott, The Great Bull Calf Walk, Senate, civil rights, segregationist Southern bloc

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