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A Visit to Mecklenburg - An account of a visit to the venerable residence of Dr. Ramsey, the Correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser and republished in the Knoxville Register of April 6, 1862.

A woman’s right to vote The story of Lizzie Crozier French - Most modern newspapers across America have a section in them dedicated to the voices of the citizens within the communities they serve. These sections known generally as "Letters to the Editor" are one of the most important pages found in newspapers and have led to momentous changes in American society.

Accidental Journalist - While most influential journalists were those who spent their careers looking for that "magic story" or crusading against injustices that earned them celebrated recognition for their efforts, there was one who would become regarded as one of Southern Appalachia’s best writers and most noted journalists – the latter by accident.

Brownlow's Whig - The Whig was a polemical American newspaper published and edited by William G. "Parson" Brownlow (1805–1877) in the mid-nineteenth century. As its name implies, the paper's primary purpose was the promotion and defense of Whig Party political figures and ideals. In the years leading up to the Civil War, the Whig became the mouthpiece for East Tennessee's anti-secessionist movement. The Whig was one of the most influential newspapers in nineteenth-century Tennessee, due mainly to Brownlow's editorials, which often included vindictive personal attacks and fierce diatribes.

Fear and Loathing in Dixie - Since the 1788 establishment of the first newspaper west of the Appalachians by George Roulston in Knoxville, the field of journalism in the state has been one of diversity and impact that has influenced the industry far beyond the borders of Tennessee.

History of Knoxville: Chapter 15: The Press - The Gazette, Knoxville's First Newspaper -- The Register and Its Long Life -- The Plebeian, Knoxville's First Daily -- Brownlow's Whig and Its Remarkable Career -- Recent Ventures in Knoxville Journalism -- The Chronicle -- The Press and Herald -- The Tribune -- The Journal and Tribune -- The Afternoon Sentinel -- The Church Newspapers.

Knoxville Gazette, The - The Knoxville Gazette was the first newspaper published in the U.S. state of Tennessee and the third published west of the Appalachian Mountains. Established by George Roulstone (1767–1804) at the urging of Southwest Territory governor William Blount, the paper's first edition appeared on November 5, 1791.

Martha's Sunsphere - a blog about a Knoxville journalist and her hobbies.

Modern Journalism’s Founding Father - In the annals of American journalism prior to 20th century, one will find that newspapers often served one power or another in their content.

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