For the Journal of East Tennessee History, Vol. 94, 2022, Dr. William E. Hardy is awarded The McClung Award for “A Perfect Mania”: The Origins of Base Ball in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The McClung Award is presented annually to the contributor of the article judged to be the best in the current issue of The Journal of East Tennessee History. Congratulations to Matthew Menarchek, whose article “Unifiers, Concentrators, and Scoundrels: Tennessee Democracy and Its Banking Aristocracies, 1807-1817,” was selected for this year’s recognition by the board of editors. The author is a Ph.D. student in American history at the University of Tennessee. The McClung Awards are in memory of Calvin Morgan and Barbara Adair McClung, founders of a notable collection of Tennessee and Southern history now held by the Knox County Public Library.