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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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King Tobacco and the Farm Boy

King Tobacco and the Farm Boy

(p.175) 10 King Tobacco and the Farm Boy
The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

Gov. Bob Scott was elected as a moderate and he had a less ambitious agenda than his father. His toughest legislative fight was pushing through the state’s first cigarette tax to finance a kindergarten system. This was a difficult in a state where “King Tobacco” was critical to the state’s economy.

Keywords:   Bob Scott, Legislative fight, cigarette tax, King Tobacco, death penalty, environment, affordable housing

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