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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.
Calhoun, Stephen D. The Marylanders: Without Shelter or a Crumb. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1993.
Hodges, Raymond. "Random Recollections-Pleasant Valley Farm." Chronicles of St. Mary's 41 (Winter 1993): 264-72.
Norris, Joseph. "Webster & Ernest Bell: Recalling Yesterday in Old St. Mary's County." Chronicles of St. Mary's 42 (Spring 1994): 295-302.
Simpson, William E. "Alexius Lancaster, 1794-1856: Farm Life in Southern Maryland Circa 1818-1856, Preamble." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Spring 1995): 120.
Beitzell, Edwin W., ed. "Diary of Dr. Joseph L. McWilliams 1868-1875." Chronicles of St. Mary's 26 (March 1978): 359-66; (May 1978): 375-82; (June 1978): 383-89; (September 1978): 411-15.
Annotation / Notes: Transcriptions of a mid-nineteenth century diary. Most entries are very short.
Beitzell, Edwin W. St. Mary's County, Maryland in the American Revolution: Calendar of Events. Leonardtown, MD: St. Mary's County Bicentennial Commission, 1975.
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.
Bradburn, Clarence D. Some Important People and Events of St. Mary's. N.p.: Published by the author, 1977.
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.
Carr, Lois Green, and Russell R. Menard. "Wealth and Welfare in Early Maryland: Evidence from St. Mary's County." William and Mary Quarterly 56 (January 1999): 95-120.
Chesser, Helen Brown. "St. George Island Memories." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 98-104.
Annotation / Notes: The memories of a woman who grew up on the Island during the early decades of the twentieth century.
Cronin, William B. "St. George's Island." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 19 (May 1989): 44-47.
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.
Everett, Richard A. "The Vineyard of Beaverdam Manor." Chronicles of St. Mary's 39 (Summer 1991): 43-46.
Fox, Jeanette L. "The Settlement of Wickliff's Creek." Chronicles of St. Mary's 31 (September 1983): 81-88.
Annotation / Notes: Wickliff's Creek was an unusual community of freeholds in a colony of largely manorial landholdings. Due to the nature of freeholding, the early settlers were able to be economically successful and politically active, however, the nature of the community, which allowed the landowners to become successful with little, if any, initial backing, limited expansion, kept the community from growing and most settlers emigrated.
Fox, Jeanette L. "From Statehouse to Statehouse." Maryland 27 (March/April 1995): 63, 65-66.
Gough, Al. "All is Quiet Along the Potomac or Did J. Frank Raley Really Give the River Away?" Chronicles of St. Mary's 44 (Summer 1996): 113-26.
Guyther, J. Roy. Charlotte Hall, The Village Which Grew From a School: Two Hundred Years, 1797-1997. Mechanicsville, MD: J. R. Guyther, 1997.
Hammett, Regina Combs. "Leonardtown, Maryland." Chronicles of St. Mary's 28 (October 1980): 233-56.
Hammett, Regina Combs. "St. Mary's County Maryland and World War I." Chronicles of St. Mary's 35 (Summer 1987): 17-48.
Himmelheber, Peter. "A Ramble Down Ramble: The Road from St. Joseph Chapel to St. Aloysius Chapel." Chronicles of St. Mary's 47 (Spring 1999): 354-59.
Annotation / Notes: A study of the land patents along a road which once ran between two religious congregations.
Himmelheber, Peter. "St. George's Island Revisited." Chronicles of St. Mary's 46 (Winter 1998): 332-37.
Hughes, Elizabeth. "A Profile of Chaptico in 1821: The Partition of Philip Key's Real Estate." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Fall 1995): 49-62.
Annotation / Notes: A history of this commercial community as interpreted by the 1821 survey and plat developed for the division of Key's estate.