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Anderson, George M., S. J. "Growing Sugar Cane in Montgomery County: A Mid-Nineteenth-Century Experiment by James W. Anderson." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Summer 1984): 134-41.
Anderson, George M. "Growth, Civil War, and Change: The Montgomery County Agricultural Society, 1850-1876." Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Winter 1991): 396-406.
Anderson, George M. "The Montgomery County Agricultural Society: The Beginning Years, 1846-1850." Maryland Historical Magazine 81 (Winter 1986): 305-15.
Bartel, Dennis. "The Marriage of Sunlight and Frost: Maple Syrup Farming in Maryland." Maryland 26 (November/December 1994): 21-23, 25.
Bidwell, Percy W., and John I. Falconer. History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620-1860. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1925.
Annotation / Notes: Mentions Maryland only regarding farming in 1840 and peach orchards, but is useful since so many Pennsylvania Germans settled in Frederick County.
Breen, T. H. Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of the Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.
Carr, Lois Green, Russell R. Menard, and Lorena S. Walsh. Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1991.
Clifton, Ronald Dillard. Forms and Patterns: Room Specialization in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania Family Dwellings, 1725-1834. Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1971.
Craven, Avery O. Soil Exhaustion as a Factor in the Agricultural History of Virginia and Maryland, 1606-1860. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1925.
Cunningham, Isabel Shipley. "Anne Arundel's Famous Green-Meat Cantaloupes." Anne Arundel County History Notes 27 (July 1996): 3-4, 8-10.
Daniels, Christine. "'Getting his [or her] Livelyhood:' Free Workers in a Slave Anglo-America, 1675-1810." Agricultural History 71 (Spring 1997): 125-61.
Annotation / Notes: Compared to slaves and servants, free, white laborers, like Nathaniel Dunnahoe in Kent County, in 1716, have been overlooked. However, Daniels found evidence of both the work they did wheat threshing, shingle and plank making, providing firewood, washing, knitting, and midwifery, among other things and the wages they earned. "Free male and female laborers in the slave Chesapeake found work at tasks either unrelated or only indirectly related to the plantation staple." (p. 157). Economic niches, apparently, existed early on.
Fielding, Geoff. "The County Fair." Maryland 24 (Summer 1992): 38-45.
Fishwick, Marshall. "Sheaves of Golden Grain." American Heritage 7 (1956): 80-85.
Gagliardo, John G. "Germans and Agriculture in Colonial Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 83 (1959): 192-218.
Garrett, Jerre. "Annual Fair of the Cecil County Agricultural Society." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 1, 3-4.
Garrett, Jerre. "Garrett County Potato Co-op." Glades Star 6 (December 1990): 470-77.
Gibb, James G. "The Dorsey-Bibb Tobacco Flue: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland Agriculture." Calvert Historian 12 (Spring 1997): 4-20.
Gibb, James G., and Matthew E. Croson. "The History of Helb Barn." Calvert Historian 10 (Fall 1995): 5-18.
Gills, Christopher C. "Carroll's Mill: A Reminder of Frederick County's Agricultural Heritage." Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., Newsletter (September 1990): 6-9.
Goodman, Jordan. Tobacco in History: The Cultures of Dependence. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Gray, Lewis C. History of Agriculture in the Southern United States to 1860. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1933.
Annotation / Notes: From barley to wool, Gray's great work is unsurpassed in its detail about farming from Maryland's founding to the Civil War.
Greaver, Earl R. "Foul Farm Fowl and Other Birds." History Trails 32 (Spring 1998): 9-11.
Handwerker, Tom. "Something is Fishy Down on the Farm." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 13 (Harvest 1991): 18-19.
Hawkins, Willard L. "History of the New Windsor Progressive Farmers Club." Carroll County History Journal 40 (Winter 1989): 7.
Helmann, Susan K. "'Celebrating 150 Years.'" Passport to the Past 3 (July/August 1992): 1-2, 5.
Annotation / Notes: Prince George's County fair.
Kaltenbacher, Teresa. "Agricultural Drought Mitigation in Carroll County, Maryland." Geographical Bulletin 36 (May 1994): 23-30.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "The Wild Cranberries of Anne Arundel County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (April 1991): 5-6.
Lanham, Paul. "A 'Pie-in-The Sky' Dream." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 25 (May 1997): 3.
McAllen, Bill. "Environmental Concern, Inc.: Ecological Farmers." Maryland 23 (Autumn 1990): 34-38.
Categories: Agriculture, Environment
McCauley, Donald. The Limits of Change in the Tobacco South: An Economic and Social Analysis of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1840-1860. M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1973.
McCauley, Donald. "The Urban Impact on Agricultural Land Use: Farm Patterns in Prince George's County, Maryland 1860-1880." Law, Society, and Politics in Early Maryland. Edited by Aubrey C. Land, Lois Green Carr, and Edward C. Papenfuse, 228-47. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
McGrain, John. An Agricultural History of Baltimore County, Maryland. Towson, MD: published by the author, 1990.
McGrath, Sally V., and Patricia J. McGuire, eds. The Money Crop: Tobacco Culture in Calvert County, Maryland. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1992.
McLaughlin, Tom. "Peach Cultivation in Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Spring 1994): 88-98.
MacMaster, Richard K. "Sidelights: Instructions to a Tobacco Factor, 1725." Maryland Historical Magazine 63 (1968): 172-178.
Main, Gloria L. Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
Maryland Department of Agriculture. Animal Health Programs in Maryland, 1880-1986. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 1990.
Menard, Russell R. "Farm Prices of Maryland Tobacco, 1659-1710." Maryland Historical Magazine 68 (1973): 80-85.
Middleton, Authur Pierce. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of the Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era. Newport News, VA: Mariners Museum, 1953.
Miller, Arlene K. "Cecil County Fair." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 6-7.
Miller, Arlene K. "Grange Organizations in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 8-9.
Mumford, Willard R. Strawberries, Peas & Beans: Truck Farming in Anne Arundel County. Linthicum, MD: Ann Arundel County Historical Society, 2000.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Jr. "Planter Behavior and Economic Opportunity in a Staple Economy." Agricultural History 46 (1972): 297-311.
Annotation / Notes: Papenfuse challenges Avery Craven's "soil exhaustion" argument, and shows that after three generations, falling tobacco prices, which undermined planters' lifestyle, caused the dislocation Maryland older counties experienced. Soil exhaustion, he insists,"played an insignificant role in their fortunes before 1776." (p. 311).
Percy, David O. "Ax or Plow? Significant Colonial Landscape Alteration Rates in the Maryland and Virginia Tidewater." Agricultural History 66 (Spring 1992): 66-74.
Annotation / Notes: Soil exhaustion figured in colonial Maryland's decline, but it was wheat rather than tobacco that did the most damage. "While the ax created an unkempt appearance to the colonial landscape, it was the unwise use of the plow that eventually damaged the soil." (p. 74).
Pittman, LaVern. "Walnut Level: A Model Farm in Allegany County." Journal of the Alleghenies 30 (1994): 3-12.
Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "The Administration of Science in the Department of Agriculture, 1933-1940." Agricultural History 42 (1968): 231-240.
Annotation / Notes: Henry A. Wallace, Franklin Roosevelt's first Secretary of Agriculture, championed scientific research because he himself was scientist a hybrid corn breeder. Using emergency relief funds from the National Recovery Administration, Wallace, in 1934, transformed the small experiment station in Beltsville into a great national research center. The Bankhead-Jones Act then funded the basic research agenda.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Eighteenth-Century Gardens of the Chesapeake." A special issue of the Journal of Garden History: An International Quarterly 9 (July-Sept. 1989): 103-59.
Schoeberlein, Robert W. "Sweet Annaline: The Tale of a Marylander at the White House." MHS/News (September/December 1996): 10-11.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "The Maryland Tomato: Still a Taste Treat." Maryland 18 (Summer 1987): 19-23.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "Peach of a Treat." Maryland 20 (Summer 1988): 50-53.
Shryock, Richard. "British Versus German Traditions in Colonial Agriculture." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 26 (1939): 39-54.
Smith, Beth. "The All-Important Honey Bee." Maryland 23 (Summer 1991): 28-30.
Stevenson, John A. "Plants, Problems, and Personalities: The Genesis of the Bureau of Plant Industry." Agricultural History 28 (1954): 155-162.
Annotation / Notes: Nearly as much a history of plant pathology in the U. S., this piece describes how Beverly T. Galloway conducted research that convinced politicians and farmers alike that germs caused diseases of animals and plants. Galloway succeeded in raising the status of plant research in the U. S. D. A. from a tiny office to the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1901, which became the nucleus for the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Stone, Garry Wheeler. "Manorial Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 82 (Spring 1987): 3-36.
Categories: Agriculture
Taylor, A. Vernon. Bonnie Blink Corn Husking Pennies. Baltimore: published by the author, 1984.
Categories: Agriculture
Thomas, Calvin Rutherford. The Impact of Amenity Landownership on Agriculture in Talbot County, Md. Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1983.
Thompson, Arthur H. The First Ninety Years: History of the Maryland State Horticultural Society. (N.p.: The Society?, n.d.)
Categories: Agriculture
Thompson, Arthur H. "Tobacco." Maryland 26 (July/August 1994): 44.
Trimble, Logan C. "Middling Planters and the Strategy of Diversification in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1750-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 171-78.
Virta, Alan. "This Spirit for Improvement." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 11 (July-August 1983): 33-35.
Walsh, Jim. "Barrels for a 'Middling Planter' in Colonial Prince George's County." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 25 (August/September 1997): 2-4.
Walsh, Lorena S. "Land, Landlord, and Leaseholder: Estate Management and Tenant Fortunes in Southern Maryland, 1642-1820." Agricultural History 59 (July 1985): 373-396.
Annotation / Notes: Based on the astonishing records of a Jesuit-owned estate in Charles County that lasted for 175 years, Walsh examined 233 tenants, and the effect of their short term vs. long term leases on resource waste or conservation. The story explains how owners used leasing as a means for plantation development and as an alternative to slave labor.
Weimer, Linda G. "Maryland Seafood Farmers." Maryland 24 (Winter 1991): 14-21.
Wiser, Vivian. "Erie Locke: A Forgotten Superintendent of Agriculture." Agricultural History 41 (1967): 405-406.
Annotation / Notes: Erie Locke's only connection to Maryland was his birth in Rising Sun in 1823. Lincoln's Secretary of Interior appointed him superintendent of agriculture in the Patent Office, but only four months later, Locke joined the Union Army. His successor, Isaac Newton, was the first commissioner of the new Department of Agriculture. After the war, Locke and others developed the citrus industry in Pasadena, CA.
Wiser, Vivian. "Improving Maryland's Agriculture, 1840-1860." Maryland Historical Magazine 64 (1969): 105-132.
Wiser, Vivian. "Maryland in the Early Land-Grant College Movement." Agricultural History 36 (1962): 194-199.
Wiser, Vivian. The Movement for Agricultural Improvement in Maryland, 1785-1865. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1963.
Wiser, Vivian, and Wayne D. Rasmussen. "Background for Plenty: A National Center for Agricultural Research." Maryland Historical Magazine 61 (1966): 283-304.
Wyckoff, Vetrees J. Tobacco Regulation in Colonial Maryland. Johns Hopkins University Studies. Extra vol., n.s., no. 22 (1936).
Abell, William S. Arunah Shepherdson Abell (1806-1888), Founder of the Sun of Baltimore. Chevy Chase, MD: Published by the author, 1989.
Aberbach, Moses. Soloman Baroway: Farmer, Writer, Zionist and Early Baltimore Social Worker. Baltimore: Baltimore Jewish Historical Society, 1990.
Abribat, Beverly. "The Master Guide: A Profile of Charles F. Novak." Weather Gauge 25 (Fall 1989): 16-20.
Acheson, David C. Acheson Country: A Memoir. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1993.
Ackinclose, Timothy R. Sabres & Pistols: The Civil War Career of Col. Harry Gilmor, CSA. Gettysburg, PA: Stan Clark Military Books, 1996.
Acton, Lucy. "Janney Runners Upheld Tradition on Last Year's Maryland Million Day." Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred (September/October 1993): 12-17.
Acton, Lucy. "Legend of Bernie Bond Continues to Flourish." Maryland Horse 58 (February 1992): 26-30.
Acton, Lucy. "Sea Hero's Kentucky Derby is Mellon's Crowning Glory." Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred (July/August 1993): 12-19.
Acton, Lucy. "Bob Meyerhoff's 'Magic' Formula." Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred (January/February 1995): 24-30.
Acton, Lucy. "At Home with Thoroughbreds: The Legacy of Bayard Sharp." Maryland Horse 57 (October 1991): 26-31.
Adams, Sandra Ludwig. "The Legacy of Elisha Tyson, Venerable Citizen." Maryland Magazine 14 (Autumn 1981): 22-25.
Adler, Georgia. "How Distinctly I Now Recollect What Then Passed: The Journals of William E. Bartlett." Maryland Humanities (March/April 1994): 2-3.
Adler, Larry. It Ain't Necessarily So. New York: Grove Press, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: Autobiography of a Baltimore-born musician.
Agle, Anna Bradford, and Sidney Hovey Wanzer, eds. "Dearest Braddie: Love and War in Maryland, 1860-61, Part 2." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Fall 1993): 337-58.
Aleshire, William. "Maryland's Patriotic Signer of Continental Currency: The Forgotten Peale." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 14 (April 1986): 15-16.
Annotation / Notes: St. George Peale.
Althoff, Susanne. "Not Ready to Retire." Annapolis 7 (December 1993): 38-42, 44-45.
Alton, Cecil C. "The Life of John A. Alton: A Time of Change, 1841- 1893." Calvert Historian 4 (Spring 1989): 5-10.
Ambrose, Stephen E., and Richard H. Immerman. Milton S. Eisenhower: Educational Statesman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
Anderson, George M., S. J. "The Approach of the Civil War as Seen in the Letters of James and Mary Anderson of Rockville." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Summer 1993): 189-202.
Andrews, F. Ethel. Miss Ethel Remembers. Shady Side, MD: Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, 1991.
Anft, Michael. "Home Stretch." Baltimore 91 (May 1998): 68-75.
Armstrong, Thom Milton. Politics, Diplomacy and Intrigue in the Early Republic: The Cabinet Career of Robert Smith, 1801-1811. Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: Smith was a resident of Maryland.
Arnold, Samuel Bland. Memoirs of a Lincoln Conspirator. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1995.
Arnold, Samuel Bland. "The Art of Football." Maryland 28 (September/October 1996): 16-19, 38-39.
Badger, Curtis. "Nathan Cobb, Jr." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 12 (Fireside 89-90): 88-91.
Bailey, Kenneth P. Christopher Gist: Colonial Frontiersman, Explorer, and Indian Agent. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Students of events on the Maryland frontier in the 18th century will find this biography of Christopher Gist and the author's earlier work on Thomas Cresap to be key sources. In addition to narrative biographies, both books provide appendices with full transcripts of important documents in the lives of these frontiersmen. Gist's activities took him from Baltimore County to the trans-Appalachia regions of North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Both men had extensive contacts with the Native Americans living in these areas.
Becraft, Leonard A. "Greenwood, One of our Oldest Homes." Legacy 18 (Spring 1998): 1, 7.
Becraft, Leonard Allen. "The Greenwood Story-Part II." Legacy 18 (Spring 1998): 1, 5, 4.
Beitzell, Edwin W., ed. "Diaries of John F. Dent of Burlington 1853-1898." Chronicles of St. Mary's 27 (April 1979): 25-35; (May 1979): 37-52; (June 1979): 53-65; (August 1979): 77-88; (October 1979): 101-11.
Beitzell, Edwin W., ed. "Ben Cohen lives to 94." Maryland Horse 60 (April/May 1994): 65.