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Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

An ancient city of Egypt, whose ruins are situated on the Nile about 15 km (10 miles) south of Cairo. It is thought to have been founded as the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt in c.3100...

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Memphis

Deborah L. Lilton.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 1599 words.

Blacks have been a central part of the history of Memphis, Tennessee, since its beginning. In 1795 the Spanish brought

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Memphis

Deborah L. Lilton.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1588 words.

Blacks have been a central part of the history of Memphis, Tennessee, since its beginning. In 1795 the Spanish brought

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Memphis

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 53 words.

City and river port on the Mississippi River, sw Tennessee, USA; largest city in Tennessee. Memphis was a French (

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Memphis

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1020 words.

“Bluff City”—Memphis, Tennessee—stands on bluffs above the Mississippi River where, safe from flooding, it was an important commercial center before

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Memphis

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Blacks have been a central part of the history of Memphis, Tennessee, since its beginning. In 1795 the Spanish brought the first Africans as slaves to help build a fort ...

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Memphis

David Evans.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 2096 words.

City in Tennessee, USA. In the south-west corner of the state, on the Mississippi river, it was founded in 1819 and incorporated in 1826. It has been influential as a centre of popular...

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D. Clayton Brown.

in King Cotton in Modern America

November 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10190 words.

This chapter focuses on Memphis as the cotton center of the United States. No other city depended more on cotton and embraced it as did Memphis. The discussions cover the city’s...

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Memphis

Alain-Pierre Zivie.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1082 words.

Egyptian site c. 20 km south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile. Memphis was founded at the beginning of the 1st Dynasty (c. 2925 bc), traditionally by King Menes or possibly by...

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Memphis.

Deborah L. Lilton.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1579 words.

Blacks have been a central part of the history of Memphis, Tennessee, since its beginning. In 1795 the Spanish brought the first Africans as slaves to help build a fort to protect the...

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Memphis

Dorothy J. Thompson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 152 words.

Memphis (now Mit Rahina and Saqqara), though replaced as capital under *Ptolemy(1) I, remained an important city of both Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. At least from the reign of Ptolemy V...

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Memphis

Gordon Campbell.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art; Professional Interior Design; Architecture. 242 words.

Italian collective of radical furniture and product designers, formed in Milan in 1981 and disbanded in 1988. The founder of the group was the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass,...

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Memphis

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1981–8)

This avant‐garde group of international designers was launched in Milan in 1981 with the backing of Renzo Brugola (a cabinetmaker), Ernesto Gismondi (founder of Artemide),...

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David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

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Memphis Minnie

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Lizzie Douglas, 3 June 1897, Algiers, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 August 1973, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Raised in Walls, Mississippi, Memphis Minnie learned banjo and guitar as a child, and ...

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Memphis Slim

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. John ‘Peter’ Chatman, 3 September 1915, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1988, Paris, France. One of the most popular performers of the blues idiom, Memphis Slim combined the ...

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Memphis Slim

Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1308 words.

blues singer and pianist, was born John Len Chatman in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Peter Chatman, a roadhouse proprietor

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Memphis, Tennessee

Eric Bennett.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1155 words.

A visitor to Memphis today can still discern the mark of cotton brokerage on the fronts of abandoned offices and

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Memphis Minnie

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 502 words.

b. Lizzie Douglas, 3 June 1897, Algiers, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 August 1973, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Raised in Walls, Mississippi,

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Memphis Slim

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 877 words.

b. John ‘Peter’ Chatman, 3 September 1915, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1988, Paris, France. One of the most

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Memphis Slim

Bill McCulloch and Barry Lee Pearson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1336 words.

Memphis Slim (03 September 1915–24 February 1988), blues singer and pianist, was born John Len Chatman in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Peter Chatman, a roadhouse proprietor and musician...

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