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Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of Carnival Memphis, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2006. Members of the original Carnival association organized in 1931 during the throes ... More


Memphis: The Epicenter of the Cotton Belt

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Memphis as the cotton center of the United States. No other city depended more on cotton and embraced it as did Memphis. The discussions cover the city’s infrastructure; its ... More


Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Wanda Rushing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a ... More


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