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A Brief History of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy

By G. Wayne Dowdy

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

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