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Brinkley, M. Kent. "Fences in the Colonial Chesapeake: A Look Back at the Historic Types and Uses of Mid-Atlantic Fencing." Landscape Architecture 89 (May 1999): 75, 96, 98-99.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. Gardens and Gardening in the Chesapeake, 1700-1805. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: Gardens are the result of a particular culture and are an outward sign of a special grace, according to Maryland architecture writer H. Chandlee Forman. Early gardens reflected the tastes and enthusiasms of their owners as much as did their mansions. The author's engaging account of the significance of the domestic landscape to its proprietors and their visitors includes color illustrations of several of the estates.
Carr, Lois Green. "The Metropolis of Maryland': A Comment on Town Development Along the Tobacco Coast." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Summer 1974): 124-45.
Annotation / Notes: Many towns in the Chesapeake area failed during the seventeenth century. Towns were not needed as commercial centers for the tobacco trade, the major economy of the area at that time. Carr uses St. Mary's City as an example of such a failure.
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.
Leone, Mark, and Silas D. Hurry. "Seeing: The Power of Town Planning in the Chesapeake." Historical Archaeology 32 (no. 4, 1998): 34-62.
Perdue, Lewis. Country Inns Of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Washington, DC: Washingtonian Books, 1977.
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.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Settlement, Community, and Economy: The Development of Towns in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, 1660-1775. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Thomas argues that the seventeen clustered settlements that dotted the lower Eastern Shore actually functioned as towns. Although legislatively established they have been largely ignored in the history of the Chesapeake region. Most historians argue that the area was rural, when in fact its character was between urban and rural.
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.
Olmert, Michael. "Saving the Chesapeake's Legendary Lore." Historic Preservation 35 (Jan/Feb 1983): 28-37.
Adams, Charles S. Roadside Markers in Maryland. Shepherdstown, WV: Published by the author, 1997.
Shomette, Donald G. Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake. Centreville, MD: Tidewater, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: Underwater archaeology.
Forman, Henry Chandlee. Tidewater Maryland Architecture and Gardens. New York: Bonanza Books, 1956.
Scribner, Robert L. "In and Out of Virginia." Virginia Cavalcade 15 (1965): 4-8.
Miller, Fred S. "Bay Lighthouses: Vanishing Beacons?" Annapolis Quarterly (Spring 1996): 76-85.
Turbyville, Linda. Bay Beacons: Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, MD: Eastwind Publishing, 1995.
Vojtech, Pat. Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1996.
Kiener, Robert. "Can We Save the Skipjacks?" Historic Preservation, 41 (March/April 1989); 30-39.
Lounsbury, Carl. "Log Building in the Chesapeake." Vernacular Architecture, 41 (no. 1, 2010): 75-80.
Lounsbury, Carl R. Essays in Early American Architectural History: A View from the Chesapeake. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Carson, Cary, and Carl. R. Lounsbury, eds. The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg. Chapel Hill: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation/University of North Carolina Press, 2013.