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McGrath, Sally V., and Patricia J. McGuire, eds. The Money Crop: Tobacco Culture in Calvert County, Maryland. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1992.
Walsh, Lorena S. "Land, Landlord, and Leaseholder: Estate Management and Tenant Fortunes in Southern Maryland, 1642-1820." Agricultural History 59 (July 1985): 373-396.
Annotation / Notes: Based on the astonishing records of a Jesuit-owned estate in Charles County that lasted for 175 years, Walsh examined 233 tenants, and the effect of their short term vs. long term leases on resource waste or conservation. The story explains how owners used leasing as a means for plantation development and as an alternative to slave labor.
Adams, Marseta. "H. Rap Brown: 'Fight for your Rights.'" Calvert Historian 11 (Fall 1996): 53-67.
Dessaint, A. Y. "Black Culture in Early 20th-Century Calvert County." Calvert County Historical Society News and Notes 2 (October 1983): 10-19.
McDaniel, George William. Preserving the People's History: Traditional Black Material Culture in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Southern Maryland. Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 1979.
Dessaint, A. Y. Southern Maryland Yesterday and Today: Crab Pots and Sotweed Fields. Prince Frederick, MD: Calvert County Historical Society, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Historic photographs and excerpts from 60 of the "best" works on Southern Maryland. Arranged predominately by theme, the chapters include working the land, working the water, life in the home, and life in the community. A ten page introduction gives a brief chronological history of the area.
Noll, Eva Owings Davies. "The First Calvert County Fair." Calvert Historian 5 (Fall 1990): 7-8.
Annotation / Notes: Bug art.
Pogue, Dennis J. "Calverton, Calvert County, Maryland, 1668-1725." Calvert Historian 9 (Spring 1994): 68-79.
Pogue, Dennis J. "Calverton, Calvert County, Maryland: 1668-1725." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Winter 1985): 371-376.
Annotation / Notes: Calverton, the originally county seat of Calvert County, was one of the few towns in Colonial Southern Maryland. The discovery of an 1862 plat of this town, the earliest know plat of a Maryland town, greatly added to the information available on the town. Calverton is now believed to be of much greater importance than previously thought. It was an prominent governmental, economic, and population center.
Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Maryland. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of those Maryland counties, all but seven of the twenty-three, touched by saltwater, arranged by theme and locale. There is a great deal of emphasis on the founding of towns and important personages, a wide variety of subjects are covered.
Maryland Geological Survey. Calvert County. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1907.
Reveal, James L. "'Baltimora:' The Curious Tale of How a Flowering Plant from Mexico was Named for the Maryland City of Baltimore." Calvert Historian 5 (Fall 1990): 1-6.
Steury, Brent W. Floristics Survey for Vascular Plants of Cove Point, Calvert County, Maryland. Lusby, MD: Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, 1996.
Stevenson, J. Court, and Karen Sundeberg. Historical Shoreline Configurations at Cove Point >From Original Patents and Later Shoreline Surveys. Lusby, MD: Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Stevenson is largely concerned with historical documents, but he has embedded wonderful insights into forest, river and land-use practices. He publishes an account of a hike down the Chesapeake shore which graphically demonstrates how much the region has changed.
Gibb, James G. "Using Calvert County's Agricultural Censuses: 1850-1880." Calvert Historian 5 (Fall 1990): 9-17.
Annotation / Notes: A useful introduction to an underutlized resource. This article would be worthwhile reading for anyone interested in agricultural censuses whether or not their area of study was Calvert County.
Arner, Robert D. "The Blackness of Darkness: Satire, Romance and Ebenezer Cook's The SotWeed Factor." Tennessee Studies in Literature 21 (1976): 1-10.
Briscoe, Mabel, and Katharine Buys. "Point Patience." Calvert Historian 9 (Fall 1994): 79-92.
Dame, Hally Brent. "History of Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage 1930-1987." Calvert Historian 8 (Spring 1993): 48-54.
Gibb, James G., and Julia A. King. "Gender, Activity Areas, and Homelots in the 17th-Century Chesapeake Region." Historical Archaeology 25 (1991): 109-131.
Annotation / Notes: Using archaeological records and spatial analysis from three Southern Maryland tobacco plantation sites, the authors provide an ethnographic look at life for seventeenth-century Maryland colonists in terms of gender and class roles. The article provides a brief overview of the economics of the Chesapeake region, the structure of living arrangements, and the gendered nature of tasks. The evidence suggests how gendered and class-based activities contributed to both household production and accrued wealth. The authors conclude that comparisons between the three sites provide the basis for understanding how household wealth was a direct corollary of the ability to secure a large work force and to develop a high degree of specialization.
Grierson, David Alan. "The Griersons of Calvert County, Maryland, 1767-2000." Calvert Historian 10 (Fall 1995): 55-61.
Hutchins, Ailene W. "Ancient Graveyard at Gary's Chance." Calvert Historian 10 (Fall 1995): 27-36.
Reutter, Mark. Sparrows Point: Making Steel-the Rise and Ruin of America's Industrial Might. New York: Summit Books, 1988.
Rose, Lou. "Social Attitudes Toward Prohibition: A Calvert County Example." Calvert County Historical Society News 2 (January 1983): 1-2.
Annotation / Notes: Rose argues for the value of using a literary work like Ebenezer Cooke's The Sot Weed Factor for insight into the social attitudes and mores of Maryland at the turn of the seventeenth century. However, the article restricts its attention primarily to Cooke's use of Calvert County for his satire on the legal and judicial systems, even though Cooke did not reside in the county during his Maryland sojourn.
Ross, Waters. "Baseball in Southern Calvert County in 1901-1902." Calvert Historian 6 (Spring and Fall 1991): 1-3.