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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/9781469651040.003.0010

The 1968 election saw the transformation of North Carolina elections with Republicans and African-Americans becoming rising political forces. Campaigning on a law and order ticket, Scott won by putting together a coalition that included rural whites and just enough urban blacks. North Carolina shifted to the political right with Republican Richard Nixon winning the state and with independent George Wallace coming in second.

Keywords:   1968 election, Bob Scott, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Jim Gardner, Reginald Hawkins, Martin Luther King assassination, Billy Graham

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