MEMPHIS DOWN IN DIXIE by Shields McIlwaine

MEMPHIS DOWN IN DIXIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A warm, jazzy impression of Memphis, its history, its culture, the people and personalities, the indigenous characteristics -- a good addition to Dutton's Society America series. An affectionate treatment by a native son, in sure, rich detail fresh the beginnings as the land of the Chickasaws, the French and Spanish occupation, the bawdy, reckless days of the flatboatman and river gamblers, on to emergence of as the cotton capital, through the Civil War and the occupation under Sherman, aftermath of Freedman's troubles and carpetbaggers, the great yellow fever of heydays of the river steamboat, and the Memphis of Boss Crump today. A vivid, portrait which captures the reality and charm of the city and its people.

Pub Date: April 19th, 1948
Publisher: Dutton