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Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This final chapter takes a walk through what once was Dvorák's New York neighborhood. It discusses the unsuccessful battle to save the Dvorák House where Dvorák lived from 1892-5. The heightened ... More


Jack the Bear

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Popular

Just like any other musician, Morton travelled. He frequently documented his travels. Alan Lomax's book “Mister Jelly Roll” states that during 1904, “he was constantly on the prod, using New Orleans ... More


Pharnabazus and Iphicrates’ Egyptian Campaign, 373

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

We have enough information to reconstruct the second fourth-century Persian attack on Egypt. As planned, Pharnabazus and Iphicrates ferried mercenary troops beyond the Pelusiac branch to the mouth of ... More


Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North ... More


Persian Success: Conquest and Kingship, 525–518

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Thanks to Egyptian political discord, Persian conquest of Egypt, undertaken by Cambyses, was surprisingly easy. But the Persians were well aware of the need to hold on to Egypt and the difficulties ... More


Persian Success, 344–342

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Artaxerxes finally succeeded in reconquering Egypt in 343/2. He benefited from information provided by Mentor of Rhodes, Nectanebo's mercenary commander, who defected to Artaxerxes at Sidon in 345. ... More


An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis’s role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the ... More


Memphis and the Railroad Suits “I had hoped such great things”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Wells's life in Memphis. It was 1881 when Wells and her siblings arrived in Memphis, three years after their parents' death. For the first few years, Wells was teaching ten ... More


Social Activities of the Black Elite “It was a breath of life to me”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Ida B. Wells's teaching career in Memphis and her participation in the social activities of the black aristocrats of the city. Becoming a teacher in the public schools of ... More


Moving from Teaching to Journalism “An outlet through which to express the real ‘me’”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Ida B. Wells's transformation from teacher to journalist. When social relationships failed to satisfied her yearnings, Ida turned to her work and political activities for ... More


Editorship of the Free Speech “A woman editor and correspondent was a novelty”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Ida B. Wells's journalistic career, highlighting her affiliation with the Free Speech and Headlight. By 1889, Wells was widely known as Iola, the “Princess of the Press.” Black ... More


Antilynching Lectures “The disturbing element which kept the waters troubled”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Ida B. Wells's lectures on Memphis lynching. Wells had become active in the literary and dramatic circles soon after moving to Memphis. Her journalistic ties provided Wells ... More


The “Students” and The Stage

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about a musical ensemble known as the “Memphis Students”. It tells of how Cook stole the group away from their original organizer, took them on a European tour, and how their ... More


Race and Labor in Memphis since the King Assassination

Michael K. Honey and David H. Ciscel

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the successful sanitation workers' strike in Memphis in 1968, economic progress for the city's African Americans has been sporadic, uncertain, ... More


Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Charles L. Hughes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same ... More


Chapter Two

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Josie discovered that the major topic of conversation in her hometown, as in Memphis, concerned the pros and cons of secession upon her return to Bowling Green. She repeated the fears and opinions ... More


African American Veterans, the Memphis Region, and the Urbanization of the Postwar South

Andrew L. Slap

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay examines how African American military service helped reshape the post war urban South. After the Civil War African American veterans lived in Memphis and other southern cities at a much ... More


Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Michael Keith Honey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The labor of black workers has been crucial to economic development in the United States. Yet because of racism and segregation, their contribution remains largely unknown. Spanning the 1930s to the ... More


“In the Hands of the Lord”: Migrants and Community Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century

Brian D. Page

in An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This essay investigates black life in the aftermath of the Memphis Massacre of 1866, chronicling how new migrants helped reconstitute cultural life and political strength. It examines an alliance of ... More


The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the author's journey from the pyramids of El-Gee'zeh to a tomb between Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It gives an overview of the pyramids of Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It ... More


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