Residents and visitors know the city of Memphis by many names--Bluff City, Big Shelby, Blues City, and the Good Samaritan of the Mississippi. In this new book of 122 full-color photographs, Larry E. McPherson captures the history and sense of place that make Memphis what it is often called today, the Crossroads of the Mid-South. Memphis brings to life the streets, buildings, and outskirts of the river-powered city where sumptuous homes of cotton planters verged on rough shanties of slaves and later poor blacks, dock ...

Memphis 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781930066038