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Dürr, W. Theodore, ed. Baltimore People, Baltimore Places: A Neighborhood Album. Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Series in Social History, Vol. 1. Baltimore: University of Baltimore, [1980].
Annotation / Notes: This photo history is narrated with quotes from oral histories collected by the Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project. Special emphasis is placed on the working class.
Dürr, William Theodore. The Conscience of A City: A History of the Citizen's Planning and Housing Association and Efforts to Improve Housing for the Poor in Baltimore, Maryland, 1937-1954. Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1972.
Dürr, W. Theodore. "People of the Peninsula." Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (Spring 1982): 27-53.
Annotation / Notes: Dürr presents a hundred year history (1880-1980) of four distinct south Baltimore neighborhoods -- South Baltimore (including Federal Hill), Locust Point, Riverside, and Sharp-Leadenhall. Although distinct neighborhoods they functioned as a cohesive region.
Eager, Elizabeth H. "A Marquis'-Eye View of Baltimore." Baltimore 67 (November 1974): 24ff.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Eddinger, John W. "The Downtown Clubs." Baltimore 68 (February 1975): 24-31.
Erlick, David P. "The Peales and Gas Lights in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Spring 1985): 9-18.
Annotation / Notes: In 1816 Baltimore became the first city lite by gas lighting. What began as exhibitions at the Peale Museum became the Gas Light Company of Baltimore.
Fee, Elizabeth, et. al. "Baltimore by Bus: Steering a New Course through the City's History." Radical History Review 28-30 (1984): 206-216.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the development of the alternative, left oriented "People's Bus Tour" of Baltimore. The tour's intention was to demonstrate the diversity of Baltimore and to show the conflicts and processes that affected the City's working class. Class relations are interpreted throughout Baltimore's history by visiting significant and visually interesting places.
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Eleven essays documenting the working class history of Baltimore, stretching across many of Baltimore's neighborhoods -- from Federal Hill to Hampden, Edmondson Village to Dundalk. This work grew out of a "People's History Tour of Baltimore." Each chapter includes a map of relevant sites. There are fifteen interviews. It is well illustrated and includes an excellent bibliography.
Freeman, Roland L. The Arabbers of Baltimore. Centerville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: A history of a people, not a place, yet the photographs clearly show the streets and the alleys of Baltimore in a way not usually documented.
Friedrichs, Jurgen, and Allen C. Goodman. The Changing Downtown: A Comparative Study of Baltimore and Hamburg. Berlin and New York: W. de Gruyter, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A multidiscplinary study of the changing economic, social, and cultural role of Baltimore's downtown, many roles have been altered due to the growth of the metropolitan area. Urban downtowns are simply not as important as they once were.
Friskey, John, and Fred R. Kelley. "Baltimore and the Revolution." Folks: News and Views 13 (July 1976): 3-13.
Fritz, Donald T. A Walking Tour of Historic and Renaissance Baltimore. Baltimore: Published by the author, 1991.
George, Christopher T. Baltimore Close Up. Images of America Series. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1998.
George, Christopher T. "Baltimore's 'Revolutionary' Cemeteries: Hallowed ... or Forgotten . . . Ground?" Baltimore 68 (July 1975): 61-64.
Giuliano, Mike. "Footloose in Baltimore." Baltimore 87 (July 1994): [4-7, 9-22].
Goodman, Allen C., and Ralph B. Taylor. The Baltimore Neighborhood Fact Book: 1970-1980. Baltimore: Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research, Johns Hopkins University, 1983.
Gray, Ralph D., and Gerald E. Hartdagen. "A Glimpse of Baltimore Society in 1827: Letters by Henry D. Gilpin." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Fall 1974): 256-70.
Annotation / Notes: Gilpin, a young lawyer from Philadelphia, wrote five lengthy letters to his father while visiting the Baltimore area in September, 1827. He described the people he met, many of whom were very important in Baltimore society, many were also the family and associates of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. In these letters he presents an insightful view of the life of the area's upper class. Of special interest is his descriptions of the major houses of Doughoregan Manor, Homewood, and Oakland.
Greenberg, Amy Sophia. "Mayhem in Mobtown: Firefighting in Antebellum Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Summer 1995): 164-79.
Annotation / Notes: In the early nineteenth century there were no professional firefighters, the volunteers who served this role were disorderly and violent. Baltimore was known as having the worst. They frequently rioted and were a threat to public safety. Over time both internal and external efforts were used to restrain them.
Grimes, Michael A. The Development of Baltimore's Northwest Corridor, 1919-1930. Columbus, OH: Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 1989.
Grimes, Michael A. "Sources for Documenting Baltimore's Suburban Landscape." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 163-68.
Annotation / Notes: Grimes discusses a variety of sources useful for studying Baltimore's expansion -- maps, deeds, tax assessments, newspapers, building permits, and photographs. He describes where to find them and how to use them.
Gunning, Brooke, and Molly O'Donovan. Baltimore's Halcyon Days. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.
Hall, Bill. Turnout: A Firefighter's Story. Sykesville, MD: Greenberg Publishing, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Recent Baltimore City fire history.