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Dowdy, G. Wayne

Overview
Works: 10 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 3,066 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Calendars  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F444.M557, 976.819053
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Most widely held works by G. Wayne Dowdy
Crusades for freedom : Memphis and the political transformation of the American South by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 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 Freedom chronicles 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
Mayor Crump don't like it : machine politics in Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 158 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."--Jacket
A brief history of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other southern city has a history quite like Memphis. First purchased in the early 1800s from natives to serve as a vital port for the emerging American river trade, the city flourished until the tumultuous years of the Civil War brought chaos and uncertainty. Yet the city survived. Through the triumphs and tragedies of the civil rights movement and beyond, Memphis endured it all. Despite its compelling story, no concise history of this home of soulful music and unmistakable flavor is available to modern readers. Thankfully, local historian and Memphis archivist G. Wayne Dowdy has filled this gap with a history of Memphis that is as vibrant and welcoming as the city itself. Join Dowdy as he tells the city's story as only a Memphian can
Hidden history of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step inside the fascinating annals of the Bluff City's history and discover the Memphis that only few know. G. Wayne Dowdy, longtime archivist for the Memphis Public Library, examines the history and culture of the Mid-South during its most important decades. Well-known faces like Clarence Saunders, Elvis Presley and W.C. Handy are joined by some of the more obscure characters from the past, like the Memphis gangster who inspired one of William Faulkner's most famous novels, the local Boy Scout who captured German spies during World War I, the Memphis radio station that pioneered wireless broadcasting and so many more. Also included are the previously unpublished private papers and correspondence of former mayor E.H. Crump, giving us new insight and a front-row seat to the machine that shaped Tennessee politics in the twentieth century
On this day in Memphis history by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far more than blues and barbecue, Memphis culture has evolved one day at a time. Author G. Wayne Dowdy pins an exact date to a host of important, quirky and forgotten events in the history of Tennessee's largest city - an entertaining footnote for each day of the year. Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White entered the world in a Memphis hospital on December 19, 1941. On January 15, 1877, a severe thunderstorm mysteriously left the city covered in snakes. On December 31, 1902, a resident was murdered on Main Street after taunting a Native American named Creeping Bear. A day or a month at a time, enjoy a year of entertaining River City blasts from the past
The papers of Memphis Mayor Watkins Overton by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Memphis Mayor Walter Chandler by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frank Holloman collection by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frank Tobey papers by G. Wayne Dowdy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 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 0 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
 
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Crusades for freedom : Memphis and the political transformation of the American South
Alternative Names
Dowdy, Gerald Wayne

Dowdy, Wayne

Languages
English (31)

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