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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.
Atrim, Shane. "A Blue Dog Night?" Maryland 27 (July/August 1995): [39].
Atrim, Shane. "Benedict and Cobb Island." Maryland 26 (July/August 1994): 38.
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.
Brown, Jack D., William A. Diggs, Gladys S. Jenkins, J. C. Karpiak, Elwood M. Leviner, Mary Clare Matthews, Janie MacInnis, Rona R. Schaepman, and Frederick Tilp. Charles County, Maryland: A History. South Hackensack: Custombook, 1976.
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.
Butruille, Susan G. "Waldorf." Maryland 16 (Winter 1983): 36-40.
Butruille, Susan G. "Charles County By Water." Maryland 26 (July/August 1994): 36-37.
Butruille, Susan G. "Charles County, Maryland: The Best Kept Secret This Side of the Potomac." Maryland 26 (July/August 1994): 34-35.
Butruille, Susan G. "Charles County, MD..It's Wild and Waterful." Maryland 27 (July/August 1995): [25-35].
Compton, Amy. "Ferreting Out History in Charles County: A Mini-Tour for Cars or Bikes." Maryland 6 (Spring 1974): 6-9.
Cronin, William B. "Cobb Island." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 19 (July 1989): 72-74.
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.
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.
Kihl, Kim R. Port Tobacco: A Transformed Community. Baltimore: Maclay and Associates, 1982.
Kihl, Kim R. "La Plata: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire." Maryland 27 (July/August 1995): [37].
Lee, Jean B. The Social Order of a Revolutionary People: Charles County, Maryland, 1733-86. Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 1984.
Lee, Jean B. 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.
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.
Wearmouth, John M. Charles County Helps Shape the Nation. LaPlata, MD: Charles County Board of Education, 1986.
Wearmouth, John M. LaPlata, Maryland, 1888-1988: One Hundred Years the Heart of Charles County. LaPlata, MD: Town of LaPlata, 1988.
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.