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Abell, William S. Arunah Shepherdson Abell (1806-1888), Founder of the Sun of Baltimore. Chevy Chase, MD: Published by the author, 1989.
Gardner, R. H. Those Years: Recollections of a Baltimore Newspaperman. Baltimore: Sunspot Books, 1990.
Marks, Bayly Ellen, and Mark Norton Schatz, eds. Between North and South, A Maryland Journalist Views the Civil War: The Narrative of William Wilkins Glenn, 1861-1869. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1976.
Brown, C. Christopher. "Maryland's First Political Convention by and for Its Colored People." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Fall 1993): 324-36.
Annotation / Notes: In 1852, forty-one African American delegates formed the first Colored Convention in Baltimore. Given the increasing restrictions on the mobility and employment opportunities available to free blacks since the early 19th century, the convention addressed the possibility of emigration to Liberia. For many black Marylanders, emigration appeared to be the only real political choice left to free blacks in the 1850s. Discussion of colonization before 1852 had been mostly a white concern, although there had been several black colonization societies as well. In the end, however, few Maryland blacks embraced colonization.
Foner, Philip S. "Address of Frederick Douglass at the Inauguration of Douglass Institute, Baltimore, October 1, 1865." Journal of Negro History 54 (1969): 174-183.
Beirne, Francis F. The Amiable Baltimoreans. New York, 1951; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: A social history of Baltimore City told through thematic chapters. Chapter topics are varied and include a wide range of subjects: i.e. monuments, food, sports, Hopkins Hospital, newspapers, and politics.
Carmichael, Thomas. "Buffalo/Baltimore, Athens/Dallas: John Barth, Don DeLillo, and the Cities of Postmodernism." Canadian Review of American Studies 22 (Fall 1991): 241-49.
Nast, Leonara Heilig, Laurence N. Krause, and R. C. Monk, eds. Baltimore. A Living Renaissance. Baltimore: Historic Baltimore Society, Inc., 1982.
Annotation / Notes: An eclectic mix of over eighty essays, authored by a broad spectrum of individuals, on topics that illustrate the renaissance that Baltimore experienced during the 1960s and 1970s. Organized under such broad topics as "Baltimore Builds","Social Perspective","The Arts", and "What Makes Baltimore Baltimore" the broad range of subjects covered include Baltimore night life, public housing, television and radio, football, aging services, and influential political and community figures. Includes a brief chronology of the City's redevelopment, 1937-1981.
Nurnberger, Ralph D. "The Great Baltimore Deluge of 1817." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Winter 1974): 405-8.
Annotation / Notes: Calamities are popular topics for local historians. This discussion of a major flood of the Jones Falls, in Old Town Baltimore, includes an eyewitness account.
Olesker, Michael. Michael Olesker's Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: Selection of columns from the News American and Baltimore Sun, covering the years 1979-1994. His topics include politicians, sports, eccentrics. He presents a loving picture of Baltimore during the last quarter of the twentieth century without overlooking the problems, such as crime, drugs, and poverty, which plague the city.
Rodricks, Dan. Baltimore: Charm City. Memphis, TN: Towery Publishing, Inc., 1997.
Rodricks, Dan. Mencken Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Tales of Baltimore In The 1980s. Baltimore, MD: Sunspot Books, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: Compilation of articles that appeared in The Baltimore Sun.
Tack, George E. "The Romantic Gwynn's Falls Valley." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of poet Tack's 1907 Maryland Monthly Magazine article describing the Valley, its businesses, its mills, its homes, etc., including the natural world. It ends with a poem by Folger McKinsey and one by Tack on the Valley.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Weeks, Christopher. Windsor Hills: A Century of History. Baltimore: Windsor Hills Neighbors, Inc., 1995.
Weeks, Christopher. 100 Years, 1888-1988: The Daily Record. Baltimore: The Daily Record, 1988.
Cleator, P. E., ed. Letters from Baltimore: The Mencken-Cleator Correspondence. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1982.
Doyle, Madeleine. "Bookplates in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Fall 1990): 264-67.
Doyle, Madeleine. "Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 93 (Winter 1998): 466-75.
Annotation / Notes: Although the writer's stays in Baltimore were often brief, this portfolio of images demonstrates that Poe enthusiasts can find ample evidence of his presence. Two of the more accessible places associated with Poe are the house where he lived with his aunt and wife on Amity Street and the famous grave site at Westminster Cemetery. Other sites can only be experienced via the historic prints and photographs in this collection. Visitors planning on exploring Poe's Baltimore will find these images to be an important source for understanding the author and his surroundings.
Farrar, Hayward. The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Fitzpatrick, Vincent. "Mencken, Dreiser, and the Baltimore Evening Sun." Menckeniana 60 (Winter 1976): 1-5.
Foxwell, Tish. "Baltimore's Literary Legacy: A Recollective Tour." Mid-Atlantic Country 9 (November 1988): 64-67.
George, Christopher T. "A Poe Tour of Baltimore." Maryland 6 (Summer 1974): 24-8.
Hahn, H. George, II. "Twilight Reflections: The Hold of Victorian Baltimore on Lizette Woodworth Reese and H. L. Mencken." The Southern Quarterly 22 (Summer 1984): 5-21.
Annotation / Notes: Although Lizette Woodward Reese and H.L. Mencken were polar opposites in their outlooks and writing styles, both shared nostalgic memories of childhoods in and near Baltimore. This article examines these two major literary figures whose works were informed by their vision of Baltimore's people and places. Mencken admired Reese's poetry which was evocative without being overly sentimental. Both writers published their memories of late nineteenth-century Baltimore that remain important sources for understanding the city through the eyes of two keen observers.
Pyatt, Timothy D. "The Second Book Printed in Baltimore-town: Poor Robin's Almanack." Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America 89 (June 1995): 183-87.