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Dowdy, G. Wayne

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Works: 6 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 2,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Classifications: F444.M553, B
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Most widely held works by G. Wayne Dowdy
Mayor Crump don't like it machine politics in Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the forgotten builders of the modern Democratic Party was Memphis mayor and congressman Edward Hull Crump (1874-1954). Crump created a biracial, multiethnic coalition within the segregated South that transformed the Mississippi Delta's largest city into a modern southern metropolis. Crump expanded city regulatory power, increased government efficiency, and established a publicly owned electric utility. In addition, he secured a comprehensive flood control system for portions of the lower Mississippi River Valley. G. Wayne Dowdy cataloged the personal papers of Crump for the Memphis Public Library and brings Southern political history to life in this biography."--BOOK JACKET
Crusades for freedom Memphis and the political transformation of the American South by G. Wayne Dowdy ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the first half of the twentieth century, the city of Memphis was governed by the Shelby County Democratic Party controlled by Edward Hull Crump, described by Time magazine as "the most absolute political boss in the U.S."Crusades for Freedomchronicles the demise of the Crump political machine and the corresponding rise to power of the South's two minorities, African Americans and Republicans.Between the years 1948 and 1968, Memphis emerged as a battleground in the struggle to create a strong two-party South. For the first time in its history, both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates campaigned vigorously for the Bluff City's votes. Closely tied to these changing political fortunes was the struggle of African Americans to overturn two centuries of discrimination. At the same time, many believed that the city needed a more modern political structure to meet the challenges of the 1950s and 1960s, preferably a mayor-city council governmental structure. By 1968 the segregated social order had collapsed, black politicians were firmly entrenched within the Democratic party, southern whites had swelled the ranks of the GOP, and Memphis had adopted a new city charter
Hidden history of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief history of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manners and Southern History Machine Politics in Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1930s thousands of African Americans abandoned their long-standing allegiance to the party of Abraham Lincoln and began voting for Democratic Party candidates. This new voting pattern remapped the nation's political landscape and altered the relationship between citizen and government. One of the forgotten builders of this modern Democratic Party was Memphis mayor and congressman Edward Hull Crump (1874-1954). Crump created a biracial, multiethnic coalition within the segregated South that transformed the Mississippi Delta's largest city into a modern southern metropolis. Crump expanded
On this day in Memphis history by G. Wayne Dowdy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dowdy, Gerald Wayne
Dowdy, Wayne
Languages
English (24)
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