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Carter, Samuel, III. The Riddle of Dr. Mudd. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883) of Charles County is inextricably connected with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Convicted of aiding John Wilkes Booth by tending to his broken leg during his flight from Washington, Mudd served time at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas until his heroic efforts to save victims of a yellow fever epidemic helped earn an early release. Mudd's conduct and subsequent treatment in the aftermath of Lincoln's death has sparked a cottage industry of defenders and detractors.
Hoffland, Dixie. "Dr. Samuel Mudd." Maryland 20 (Spring 1988): 48-52.
Hurley, Norma L. "Samuel Cox of Charles County." The Record 53 (October 1991): 1-6.
McHale, John E. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination. Parsippany, NJ: Dillon Press, 1994.
Steers, Edward. The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth. Brandywine, MD: Marker Tours, 1983.
Tidwell, William A. "Booth Crosses the Potomac: An Exercise in Historical Research." Civil War History 36 (December 1990): 325-33.
Zebrowski, Carl. "Moral Victory in the Crusade to Clear Mudd." Civil War Times Illustrated 32 (May/June 1993): 14-15.
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.
Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Categories: County and Local History, Economic, Business, and Labor History, Environment, Seventeenth Century, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Allegany County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Cecil County, Charles County, Calvert County, Queen Anne's County, Talbot County, Washington County, Worcester County, Eastern Shore
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.
Dessaint, A. Y. "La Plata: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire." Maryland 27 (July/August 1995): .
Dessaint, A. Y. Praising the Bridge that Brought them Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. Indian Head, MD: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The history of the military base, and its surrounding community, as told through photographs and excerpts with interviews from twenty-six individuals. A ten page time line charts events of importance among the Navy at Indian Head, in the town of Indian Head, and national and internationally.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Categories: Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Town Planning, County and Local History, Geography and Cartography, Politics and Law, Seventeenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Caroline County, Cecil County, Charles County, Calvert County, Dorchester County, Harford County, Kent County, Prince George's County, Queen Anne's County, St. Mary's County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County, Chesapeake Region, Southern Maryland, Eastern Shore
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.
Johnson, Paula J. Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Johnson's book covers many of the fishing techniques and inventions which have so strongly impacted Chesapeake Bay's natural resources.
Lee, Jean B. The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This intensive and insightful study of a single county offers insight into several large themes in Maryland history - "the American Revolution as a transforming, ongoing phenomenon, civilian's responses to the War for Independence, the tenor of the nation's formative years, and the nature of Chesapeake society." During this period Charles Country changed from prosperous economy, securely connected to the outside world through overseas trade, into a stagnant backwater, whose forward looking population searched for opportunity elsewhere. Unlike other areas of Maryland, where the Revolutionary years were tumultuous, there were few challenges to the status quo. Cut off from the empire, entrepreneurial whites left the county in search of wealth and opportunity, often as close as Washington, DC, and the population became overwhelmingly unfree.
Wearmouth, John M. Baltimore and Potomac Railroad: The Pope 's Creek Branch. Baltimore: Baltimore Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1986.
Klapthor, Margaret Brown, and Paul Dennis Brown. The History of Charles County, Maryland, Written in its Tercentenary Year of 1958. La Plata, MD: Charles County Tercentenary, Inc., 1958.
Arnold-Lourie, Christine M. A Punishment for My Pride: The Hamiltons of Port Tobacco, Maryland, 1860-1900. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003.
Arnold-Lourie, Christine M. "Charles County Hard Hit by the Civil War." The Record, 86(October 1999): 1-3.
Carlisle, Rodney P. Powder and Propellants: Energetic Materials at Indian Head, Maryland, 1890-1990. Washington, DC: U.S. Navy, [1990?].
Scott-Childress, Reynolds J. "From 'Nature's Nation' to 'Washington's Playground': Marshall Hall, Middle-Class Culture, and the Commercialization of Leisure, 1865-1900." Maryland Historical Magazine, 105 (Fall 2010): 239-71.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills, 1791-1801: Will Book AF-11. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2014.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills, 1801-1808: Will Book AL-12. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2014.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills, 1808-1817: Will Book HBBH-13. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2014.