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Memphis in black and white / Beverly G. Bond and Janann Sherman.
Bond, Beverly G.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, ©2003.
160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Making of America series
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The making of America series
With a reputation as wide open as the waters of the Mississippi flowing past its bustling downtown district, Memphis is a city of contrasts and contradictions. From the darkness of epidemics and racial tension to its beacons of music and entrepreneurial success, Memphis is a reflection of the true american experience For many years it was a community functioning almost as two separate societies, yet the ties between the two create one resolute and dynamic city as it begins this new century. Authors and University of Memphis history professors Beverly G. Bond and Janann Sherman offer an alluring book at the growth and transformation of Memphis from a rough, robust cotton town into a modern metropolis. the energy and drive of the people comes through in this engrossing chronicle a it weaves through the promise and prosperity of a complex river city. -- Publisher description.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-157) and index.
Introduction -- At the Fourth Bluff -- Three flags at the Fourth Bluff --The early years -- Boom times on the Bluff -- The Civil War city -- Yellow Fever and the Taxing District -- The mistress of the valley -- The Gilded Age of Memphis -- On the road to reform -- Growing pains -- Depression and a New Deal -- The Second World War and the fabulous fifties - The struggle for power -- Renaissance.
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