By the mid-nineteenth century, the city of Nashville was a vibrant cultural center of the South. Through the Civil War, Reconstruction, two world wars, and into the modern era, Nashville has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.
With a selection of fine historic images from her bestselling book, Historic Photos of Nashville, Jan Duke provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Nashville. This volume, Remembering Nashville, captures this journey through still photography from the finest archives of city, state, and private collections. From the Civil War, to the Centennial Exposition and the building of a modern metropolis, Remembering Nashville follows life, government, education, and events throughout Nashville’s history. The book captures unique and rare scenes through more than 130 historic photographs. Published in vivid black-and-white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.