About Nashville

Scholarly Articles & Books
Music History
City & State History
  • Civil Rights Collection & Room (Nashville Public Library)
  • Meharry Medical College – A private historically black medical school founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College; it was the first medical school for African Americans in the South.
  • Tennessee State Museum – Free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to experience Tennessee history, art, and culture from through permanent exhibits including: First Peoples, Forging a Nation, Civil War & Reconstruction, Change & Challenge, and Tennessee Transforms.
  • Marathon Motor Works Museum Tour – Located in the factory that manufactured Marathon automobiles from 1909 to 1914.
  • Lane Motor Museum – Home to the largest European collection in the U.S. The vehicles date from the early 1900s all the way up to modern day and feature a varied collection of microcars, amphibious vehicles, military vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, prototypes, one-of-a-kind vehicles and motorcycles.
Scholarly Articles in Urban Studies on Nashville, TN 
  • Winders, J. (2013). Nashville in the new millennium: Immigrant settlement, urban transformation, and social belonging. Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Fisher, R. (Ed.). (2009). The people shall rule: ACORN, community organizing, and the struggle for economic justice. Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Gupta, J. (2022). Civic pivot: Smoothing the politics of race and place through arts and culture in Nashville, Tennessee. Journal of Urban Affairs, 44(4-5), 748-767.
  • Hatfield, K. H. (2018). How the Music City Is Losing Its Soul: Gentrification in Nashville and How Historic Preservation Could Hinder the Process (Doctoral dissertation, Middle Tennessee State University).
  • Johansson, O. (2007). Ten people can’t run this city anymore: Neoliberalism and governance change in Nashville, Tennessee. southeastern geographer, 47(2), 298-319.
  • Metz, N., & Burdina, M. (2018). Neighbourhood income inequality and property crime. Urban Studies, 55(1), 133-150.
  • Miller, W. J. (2015). A model for identifying gentrification in East Nashville, Tennessee. University of Kentucky: Theses and Dissertations.
  • Nation, M., Christens, B. D., Bess, K. D., Shinn, M., Perkins, D. D., & Speer, P. W. (2020). Addressing the problems of urban education: An ecological systems perspective. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(5), 715-730.
  • Walton, C. D. (2017). Demolishing an American Ghetto: How Neoliberalism is Reinventing Life and Labor in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Winders, J. (2008). An “incomplete” picture? Race, Latino migration, and urban politics in Nashville, Tennessee. Urban Geography, 29(3), 246-263.
Non-fiction Books on Nashville
  • Hoobler, James A. 2008. A guide to historic Nashville, Tennessee. Charleston, SC: History Press.
  • Zepp, George R. 2009. Hidden History of Nashville. Charleston, SC: History Press.