Memphis To Memphis
The naming of an American city often influences that city and surrounding area in all aspects from architecture to the naming of social groups. Many of these cities are named after even older cities, mostly from Europe, such as New York City, New York, or for explorers such as Columbus, Ohio, or are even infused with Greek overtones, such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of the top 100 cities in the United States of America by population, however, only one city has a name whose origin is on the African continent: Memphis, Tennessee. While the naming of this city in itself is an unique occurrence, as there are only small towns that also sport Egyptian names, or Egyptian-themed names, there are other occurrences within Memphis, Tennessee, that make it unique among American cities. The following research will examine the unique nature of Memphis, Tennessee, and how it has been influenced by its namesake in Egypt.
I have experience in writing and editing in the fields of academia, fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, and biographies. I have a heightened awareness of details and pride myself in the ability to polish works I edit while preserving the author's voice and personality. I am a recent graduate of the Master's program in the History Department at the University of Memphis. Through that program, I was able to hone my writing, editing, and proofreading skills.