A Brief History of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy

By G. Wayne Dowdy

No different southern urban has a heritage fairly like Memphis. First bought within the early 1800s from natives to function an essential port for the rising American river exchange, the town flourished until eventually the tumultuous years of the Civil struggle introduced chaos and uncertainty. but the town survived. during the triumphs and tragedies of the civil rights circulate and past, Memphis continued all of it. regardless of its compelling tale, no concise background of this domestic of soulful tune and unmistakable taste is on the market to trendy readers. fortunately, neighborhood historian and Memphis archivist G. Wayne Dowdy has crammed this hole with a historical past of Memphis that's as bright and alluring because the urban itself. sign up for Dowdy as he tells the city's tale as just a Memphian can.

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