Cultural Life in Nashville: On the Eve of the Civil War
Beginning with a study of the frontier mind, Davenport traces the cultural development of the city in the rise of schools, colleges, churches, and medical science; he gives special attention to the amusements of the day--drama, opera, concerts, and minstrels; finally he examines the newspapers and magazines of the period, the poets and would-be poets, and the architects and their creations.
Originally published in 1941.
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