Winterbotham, William.An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical view of the America, and of the European settlements in America and the West-Indies. 1795; reprint, New York: Tiebout and O'Brien, 1796.
Annotation / Notes: An unusual contemporary view of the U.S. as an infant nation, especially of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the City of Washington. Discusses natural wonders, weather, plants, and makes recommendations to "European settlers".
Warner, William W.Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Naturalist writer Warner examines the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab-the "beautiful swimmer"--and the watermen whose distinctive economy and life-style have been based upon it. Warner uses the cycle of the seasons to trace the complex relationship between natural environment and human community, with attention both to the social patterns and economics of water-related societies. Traditional watermen communities of the Chesapeake Bay region receiving considerable attention are Deal Island, Smith Island, Kent Island, and Crisfield in Maryland, and Tangier Island in Virginia.
Wiser, Vivian. "Erie Locke: A Forgotten Superintendent of Agriculture." Agricultural History 41 (1967): 405-406.
Annotation / Notes: Erie Locke's only connection to Maryland was his birth in Rising Sun in 1823. Lincoln's Secretary of Interior appointed him superintendent of agriculture in the Patent Office, but only four months later, Locke joined the Union Army. His successor, Isaac Newton, was the first commissioner of the new Department of Agriculture. After the war, Locke and others developed the citrus industry in Pasadena, CA.
Tidwell, William A. "Charles County: Confederate Cauldron." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Spring 1996): 16-27.
Annotation / Notes: Although largely rural and poorly populated, Charles County played an important role during the Civil War. A very large number of its citizens were actively involved in Confederate activities to the point where Charles County could be seen as a Confederate underground. The most well known related event was John Wilkes Booth's escape attempt through the County.
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