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Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: The author spends some time discussing Maryland, and the Upper South in general, in order to emphasize geographic distinctions which impacted the status of free Negroes. He postulates that the treatment and status of free blacks foreshadowed the treatment of black people in general after emancipation. In addition, the author examines the various classes of free blacks to understand how different groups viewed their social role. For the elite, positions of leadership continued after the Civil War. Maryland is of particular interest since by 1810, almost one-quarter of Maryland's black population was free. Maryland therefore had the largest free black population of any state in the nation.
Buford, Carolyn Bames. The Distribution of Negroes in Maryland, 1850-1950. M.A. thesis, Catholic University, 1955.
Donaldson, O. Fred, and Richard L. Morrill. "Geographical Perspectives on the History of Black America." Economic Geography 48 (1972): 1-23.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "Shipley's Choice: A Community Name with Historical Significance; Part I: The Shipley Clan." Anne Arundel County History Notes 20 (January 1989): 3-5.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.
Hayes, Dianne. "Coppin State and NASA Launch Project on the Slave Trade." Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 23 (November 2, 2006): 18.
Logan, John R. and Matthew J. Martinez. "The Spatial Scale and Spatial Configuration of Residential Settlement: Measuring Segregation in the Postbellum South." American Journal of Sociology, 123 (January 2018): 1161-1203.