Ben Harris McClary

Gunn's Domestic Medicine
This popular home medical guide by Dr. John C. Gunn (ca. 1795-1863) was first published in Knoxville in 1830. A proliferation of editions in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York soon ... Continue Reading »
George W. Harris
George Washington Harris, seminal southwestern humorist, was a Democrat and a Presbyterian, in that order. He was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Knoxville. Although involved in many aspects of Ea... Continue Reading »
Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears (or Nunna-da-ul-tsun-yi in the Cherokee language: "the place where they cried"), next to the practice of black slavery, is arguably the most tragic story in Tennessee hist... Continue Reading »