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Wax, Darold D. "The Image of the Negro in the 'Maryland Gazette,' 1745-75." Journalism Quarterly 46 (1969): 73-80.
Wicek, William M. "The Statutory Law of Slavery and Race in the Thirteen Mainland Colonies of British America." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 34 (1977): 258-80.
Windley, Lathan A., comp. Runaway Slave Advertisements: A Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790. 4 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.
Wright, James M. The Free Negro in Maryland, 1634-1860. Vol. 917, no. 3. Columbia University Studies in History. New York: Columbia University, 1921.
Browne, Gary L. "Milling, Mining and Milking: The Evolution of Harford County." Harford Historical Bulletin 48 (Spring 1991): 46-54.
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Libertytown." Historical Society of Frederick County Journal [3] (Summer 1994): 3-4.
Capper, John, Garrett Power, and Frank Shivers. Chesapeake Waters: Pollution, Public Health and Public Opinion, 1602-1972. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1983.
Wennersten, John R. "Soil Miners Redux: The Chesapeake Environment, 1680-1810." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Summer 1996): 156-79.
Lemire, Elise Virginia. Making Miscegenation: Discourses of Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States, 1790-1865. Ph.D. diss., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, 1996.
Stowell, Marion Barber. Early American Almanacs: The Colonial Weekday Bible. New York: Burt Franklin, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: References to Marylanders, especially Benjamin Banneker.
Pearl, Susan G. "Opera in Prince George's County: From 1752 to 1984." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 12 (December 1984): 49-50.
Faust, Page T. "Keeping History Alive at Sotterly Plantation." Chronicles of St. Mary's 46 (Winter 1998): 338-39.
Anderson, Thornton. "Eighteenth-Century Suffrage: The Case of Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 76 (Summer 1981): 141-58.
Annotation / Notes: A study of the demographic data in Maryland's tax lists of the early national period with a focus on voter eligibility rather than voting records. The legal background of the voting franchise and earlier studies of suffrage in Maryland are also examined.
Bogen, David S. "The Maryland Context of 'Dred Scott:' The Decline in the Legal Status of Maryland Free Blacks 1776-1810." American Journal of Legal History 34 (October 1990): 381-411.
Annotation / Notes: An analysis of the destruction of legal rights of free blacks in Maryland from 1776-1810, and its influence on the author of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision, Maryland's Roger B. Taney. Though the Constitution did not mention race, Chief Justice Taney denied the existence of citizenship for slaves and free blacks in 1857, by declaring that to be the original intent of the Constitution's framers in 1787.
Phillips, Christopher. Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Baltimore had the largest southern Free African American community prior to the Civil War. Finding complex pattern of manumissions, where many slaves were manumitted only after completing a term of work or after being hired out, Phillips shows that the Free African American population of Baltimore exploded after 1820. Initially little more than a collection of transients in an urban slave culture, Baltimore's Free African Americans worked through benevolent associations, fraternal groups, churches and schools to create a remarkably cohesive community by 1850. Because of such strong attachments, the community was able to resist racially motivated attacks, recurring economic panics and recessions which undercut their job opportunities, and competition from new immigrant groups. By the 1850s, however, the proportion of Free African American living in Baltimore declined, increasing numbers left the city itself, and the community was less able to protect itself than before. Nonetheless, compared to other southern cities, Baltimore's Free African American community was not divided internally by color or affluence, and was able to offer a more united front once slavery was eradicated.
Phillips, Christopher. "Practices in Maryland, 1681-1837." Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Spring 1999): 15-42.
Annotation / Notes: A case study of Maryland as colony and state to determine why some states adopted the penitentiary earlier than others; whether the rise of the penitentiary was a revolutionary development; and whether the diverse paths to the penitentiary produced diverse forms. This study roots the development of the penitentiary in a regional and local context.
Guy, Anita Aidt. "The Maryland Abolition Society and the Promotion of the Ideals of the New Nation." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 342-49.
Annotation / Notes: Guy traces the short history of the Maryland Society for the Promotion of Abolition. Established in 1789, the Society urged the abolition of slavery, less restrictive state manumission laws, and an end to the importation or exportation of slaves. Guy acknowledges that information about the Society and its members is limited, as is explanation for why it suddenly disappeared form the record in 1798.
Harte, Thomas J. "Social Origins of the Brandywine Population." Phylon 24 (1963): 369-378.
Annotation / Notes: Harte seeks to establish the eighteenth-century origins of a distinctive mixed race "Brandywine" population in Charles County, though he fails to explain this social identity for the general reader. He points to Maryland laws against miscegenation and cross-racial sexual relationships as indirect evidence that both had occurred in the colony and cites Charles County records for violations of those laws. The article provides less direct support for his contention that Native American ancestry may also have been involved in the mixed race unions. Harte concludes that isolated family groupings in the eighteenth century served as the basis of the identifiable Brandywine population in the county in the nineteenth century.
Papenfuse, Eric Robert. "From Recompense to Revolution: Mahoney v. Ashton and the Transfiguration of Maryland Culture, 1791-1802." Slavery & Abolition 15 (December 1994): 38-62.
Annotation / Notes: The article examines the case of Charles Mahoney, who petitioned Maryland courts for his freedom from slavery in the 1790s. Tracing the intricate legal basis for the case, won initially, but lost on appeal, Papenfuse places it in the context of the cross-currents of revolutionary ideology-American and French-and fears about threats to the social order, such as those generated by slave revolts in Santo Domingo.
Hardy, Beatriz Betancourt. "Women and the Catholic Church in Maryland, 1689-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Winter 1999): 396-418.
Annotation / Notes: A comparison of the experiences of two Catholic colonial women - Jane Doyne, an elite woman from the lower Western Shore, and Jenny, an enslaved woman on the Eastern Shore. Roman Catholicism was a significant part of their lives, and as women they served an important role in maintaining and transmitting the Catholic faith. However, their different status had an impact on their religious experiences.
Keisman, Jennifer. "The Platers and Sotterley." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Winter 1995): 81-91.
Virta, Alan. "Two Women of Prince George's County." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 21 (October 1993): 3-4.