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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.
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.
Holcomb, Eric L. "Walbrook: The Suburbanization of Northwest Baltimore, 1850-1945." Maryland Humanities (Winter 1998): 2-3.
Jones, V. C. "The Great Baltimore Fire." American History Illustrated 7 (1972): 4-9, 39-41, 45-49.
Lewand, Karen. North Baltimore, from Estate to Development. Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning and University of Baltimore, 1989.
Liebowitz, Steve. "The End of a Jewish Neighborhood: The Life and Death of Lower Park Heights." Generations (Fall 1998): 4-7.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the move of the Jewish community (the people and their institutions) towards the suburbs. A move brought about, in large part, by racism and the search for greater social status.
McCarthy, Michael P. "Renaissance Rivalry in Baltimore: One Charles Center vs. One North Charles." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Summer 1995): 194-215.
Annotation / Notes: In 1962 two major, yet very different, construction projects were occurring in downtown Baltimore within blocks of each other. One Charles Center was a Bethlehem Steel project and was outside the official Charles Center development area. One North Charles was the design of Mies Van der Rohe and was being constructed out of reinforced concrete. It was also an official part of the larger plan for downtown development.
McClellan, Dennis. If It's Trivia about Baltimore, It's Far from Trivial. Baltimore: Schneidereith and Sons, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Details, details, details. You thought you knew Baltimore. This book contains 100 pages of questions on almost any imaginable Baltimore subject. Most answers include explanatory text which makes this work more than just a passing entertainment.
May, Huguette D., and Anthea Smith. Finding the Charm in Charm City: Affectionate Views of Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A modern photo documentary, using color Polaris Image Transfers of "charming spots" in Baltimore. These spots may not be considered so charming any place else in the world, but definitely display Baltimore's character. Through these image the authors show buildings, building details, and streetscapes. There is an accompanying text that gives a brief history of neighborhoods, buildings, and roads. A visual documentation of Baltimore in the 1990s.
Merrill, Philip J., and Uluaipou-O-Malo Aiono. Baltimore. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Part of Arcadia's Black America Series, this photohistory, which uses a variety of graphic materials, gives a visual introduction to Baltimore as documented through the lives of its black citizens. Many of the photographs are the work of black photographers.
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.
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.
Orser, Ed. Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: In a ten year period, 1955-1965, the western community of Edmondson Village completely changed its population. As socially mobile blacks moved in, whites, feeling threatened and displaced, abandoned the community. Edmondson is the story of a phenomena that is quite common in many urban areas. The article includes some discussion of rowhouse development.
Orser, W. Edward. "The Marking of a Baltimore Rowhouse Community: The Edmondson Avenue Area, 1915-1945." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Fall 1985): 203-227.
Annotation / Notes: Edmondson Village developed as a late street car, early automobile, suburban community. It was originally a white middle income neighborhood. Its highly differentiated character made it very fragile and it was very open to change.
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.
Ryon, Roderick N. "From Homogeneity to Diversity: Residential Development in Baltimore's Outer City." Maryland Humanities (Winter 1998): 9.
Ryon, Roderick N. Northwest Baltimore and Its Neighborhoods, 1870-1970 Before "Smart Growth". Baltimore: University of Baltimore Press, 2000.
Ryon, Roderick N. "Old West Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (Spring 1982): 54-69.
Annotation / Notes: Due to a variety of social pressures, blacks were forced to make their homes in west Baltimore. Based largely on oral interviews, Ryon discusses the strong black community which grew from this forced placement.