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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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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

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(p.125) 8 Passing the Torch
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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/9781469651040.003.0009

Robert Scott picks up his father’s mantle in politics. He becomes head of the state Grange, and is elected lieutenant governor in 1964 after considering a run for governor. But he is a smoother, more moderate figure than his father. With controversy rising over civil rights and riots, Bob Scott becomes a supporter of law and order.

Keywords:   Robert Scott, Grange, civil rights, law and order, speaker ban, Ku Klux Klan

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