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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

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(p.175) 10 King Tobacco and the Farm Boy
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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/9781469651040.003.0011

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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