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Blake, Allison. The Chesapeake Bay Book: A Complete Guide. 3rd edition. Lee, MA: Berkshire House Publishers, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: A well researched tour guide for the general population.
Dempsey, Patricia. "Chesapeake Frontier Town." Annapolis Quarterly (Spring 1996): 68-72.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Fleming, Kevin. Annapolis: The Spirit of the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, MD: Portfolio Press, 1988.
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.
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.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "Diamondback Terrapin-An Ancient Anne Arundel Delectable-Part IV: The Bay Region's Terrapin Population in the 18th and 19th Centuries." Anne Arundel County History Notes 30 (January 1999): 5-6, 14.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "Diamondback Terrapin: An Ancient Anne Arundel Delectable-Part VI: The Terrapin Survives the 20th Century and Faces the New Millennium." Anne Arundel County History Notes 30 (July 1999): 3-4, 8-9.
Kelbaugh, Jack. The Archivists' Bulldog: The Newsletter of the Maryland State Archives. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1987-.
Annotation / Notes: This newsletter contains useful articles describing collections, documents, books, and finding aids. It is available on-line at https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/refserv/html/bulldogs.html.
Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. A Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives: A Comprehensive List by Agency and Record Series. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1991.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Susan A. Collins, and Christopher N. Allan. A Guide to the Maryland Hall of Records: Local Judicial and Administrative Records in Microform. Vol. 1. Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Records of Allegany County through Baltimore County and City.
Posner, Ernst. American State Archives. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1964, 134-142.
Carr, Lois Green, and Lorena S. Walsh. "The Standard of Living in the Colonial Chesapeake." William and Mary Quarterly 45 (January 1988): 135-59.
Annotation / Notes: Carr and Walsh make detailed use of probate records from seventeenth and eighteenth century Maryland to argue that the period in Chesapeake area history represented a shift from an early emphasis upon material necessities to an improved standard of living marked by "gentility." The authors contend that this change reached across class lines and helped to fuel, rather than check, the productive economy of the colony. The article includes extensive tables and graphs of evidence regarding consumer items for several Maryland and Virginia counties.
Dent, Richard J. "Social Change and 18th Century Tidewater Maryland: Reflections in the Archaeological Record of Annapolis." Maryland Archeology 26 (March and September 1990): 54-68.
Shackel, Paul A. "Modern Discipline: Its Historical Context in the Colonial Chesapeake." Historical Archaeology 26 (no. 3, 1992): 73-84.
Annotation / Notes: Shackel analyzes dining ware listed in probate records for Annapolis in the eighteenth century to suggest that during times of economic uncertainty the elite purchased products to differentiate itself from the lower classes, while during stable times there was less distinction. The article provides a brief socioeconomic history of the city at the time before presenting an analysis of the development of meaning systems, values, and etiquette attached to dining items. The author makes the case that this kind of examination provides a basis for understanding "the symbolic uses of material culture."
Bellinger, Annie. "Marylanders Through and Through." Maryland 25 (December 1993): 88.
Warner, Mark Steven. Food and the Negotiation of African-American Identities in Annapolis, Maryland and the Chesapeake. Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 1998.
Nelson, Jack E., Raymond L. Langston, and Margo Dean Pinson. Highland Beach on the Chesapeake Bay: Maryland's First African American Incorporated Town. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 2008.
Rick, Torben C., Leslie A. Reeder-Myers, and C. Jane Cox, et al. "Shell Middens, Cultural Chronologies, and Coastal Settlement on the Rhode River Sub-Estuary of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA." Geoarchaeology-An International Journal, 29 (September-October 2014): 371-88.