Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Memphis and the Paradox of PlaceGlobalization in the American South$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Wanda Rushing

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832998

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895610_rushing

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

Cotton Fields, Cargo Planes, & Biotechnology

Cotton Fields, Cargo Planes, & Biotechnology

Memphis and the Paradoxes of Development

Chapter:
(p.84) 4 Cotton Fields, Cargo Planes, & Biotechnology
Source:
Memphis and the Paradox of Place
Author(s):

Wanda Rushing

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.8

This chapter defines geographic location as a characteristic of place fundamental to understanding the economic structure of Memphis and the city's role as a major distribution node in the global economy. Memphis plays a prominent role, not only because of the city's central east-west geographic location in the continental United States and its north-south location equidistant between Toronto, Canada, and Monterrey, Mexico, but also because of its two-hundred-year history of place-specific decisions, activities, and transformations. The city's geographic location on the bluffs of the Mississippi River near the rich cotton-producing region of the Mississippi Delta and an abundance of hardwood forests and natural resources, along with a tradition of entrepreneurialism and a history of labor-intensive human productivity, supplied the means to drive economic development related to agricultural and industrial production.

Keywords:   geographic location, place, economic structure, Memphis, major distribution node, global economy

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .