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Thomas, Calvin Rutherford. The Impact of Amenity Landownership on Agriculture in Talbot County, Md. Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1983.
Daniel, W. Harrison. Jimmie Foxx: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hall of Famer, 1907-1967. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1996.
Millikin, Mark R. Jimmie Foxx: The Pride of Sudlersville. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: The story of Babe Ruth's Baltimore background is well known. Fewer remember that Hall of Famer and Ruth rival, Jimmy Foxx, hailed from Maryland's Eastern Shore. A star with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox, Foxx hit 58 home runs in 1932 and was that year's American League Most Valuable Player.
Davidson, Thomas E. "Free Blacks in Old Somerset County, 1745-1755." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Summer 1985): 151-156.
Annotation / Notes: County court records of Somerset County, Maryland during the eighteenth century are particularly complete, allowing for detailed studies of the county's population during that period. The author contributes to the scholarship which, up until 1985, focused primarily on the origins of black culture on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the seventeenth century. The author also adds to the growing scholarship on free blacks in this region, which tended to also focus on the seventeenth century. In addition to examining court records to determine the numbers of free Negroes and mulattoes, the author also attempts to determine how members of these populations obtained their free status, that is, through manumission or the as the result of being children of free mothers (free-born).
Kent, George Robert. The Negro in Politics in Dorchester County, Maryland, 1920-1960. M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1961.
Klein, Mary O. "'We Shall Be Accountable to God:' Some Inquiries into the Position of Blacks in Somerset Parish, Maryland, 1692-1865." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Winter 1992): 399-406.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines the conversion of free blacks and slaves in Somerset Parish. While a 1664 Maryland law stated that baptism had no effect on the status of a slave, the Anglican church worked towards conversion of the enslaved. However, Christian education and baptism varied depending on individual slaveowners. In some cases, the enslaved themselves refused to be baptized. Evidence of African religious practices remained alongside the practice of Christianity.
Levy, Peter B. "The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland, during the 1960s." Viet Nam Generation 6, nos. 3-4 (1995): 96-107.
Levy, Peter B. "Civil War on Race Street: The Black Freedom Struggle and White Resistance in Cambridge, Maryland, 1960-1964." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Fall 1994): 290-318.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines Cambridge, Maryland in order to gain a local perspective on the civil rights movement. The author sets out to understand the movement at the grass roots level, instead of focusing on national leadership and civil rights legislation. Cambridge has been consistently overlooked in studies of the civil rights movement, and the author wonders if this has been the case since events in Cambridge do not fit neatly into typical historical narratives of the movement.
Millner, Sandra Y. "Recasting Civil Rights Leadership: Gloria Richardson and the Cambridge Movement." Journal of Black Studies 26 (July 1996): 668-87.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines the neglect by scholars of civil rights leader Gloria Richardson. Richardson was not part of the established civil rights movement, nor has she been celebrated in the same manner as other civil rights leaders. The author examines the possible reasons for Richardson's marginalization in histories of the movement, which stem, in part, from scholars not questioning the language and the conceptions of gender and class used to describe Richardson in the press. Richardson also focused her attention on economic issues while the established civil rights leadership continued to focus on civil rights. She was also one of the first leaders to openly question the tactic on nonviolence. These additional factors also contributed to a lack of recognition of Richardson's role in the Cambridge Movement.
Wennersten, John R. "A Cycle of Race Relations on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Somerset County, 1850-1917." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Winter 1985): 377-382.
Bovard, Steve. "Cecil County." Maryland 26 (September/October 1994): [25-31, 33, 35-40, 41, 43, 45].
Corddry, Mary U. City on the Sand: Ocean City, Maryland and the People Who Built It. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991.
Corddry, Mary U. "Early History of Tolchester." Kent Shoreman 9 (September 1974): 41ff.
Annotation / Notes: A bare-bones history of the ownership of Tolchester.
Harp, David W., and Tom Horton. Water's Way: Life Along the Chesapeake. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay on the environmental plight of the Eastern Shore, special attention is paid to the area's natural history and the life of the watermen.
Moore, Dick. "Our Little Town of Bethlehem." Maryland 21 (Winter 1988): 35.
Moore, Dick. "Way Back When [Betterton]." Maryland 20 (Spring 1988): 53.
Robbins, Geoffrey H., and Brian P. Henley, eds. A Century of Seashore Hospitality: The History of Ocean City, MD, 1875-1975. Ocean City, MD: Ocean City Bicentennial Committee, 1975.
Russo, Jean Elliott. 'The Interest of the County': Population, Economy, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Somerset County, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 1999.
Smith, Bert. Down the Ocean: Postcards from Maryland and Delaware Beaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Arranged by theme and subject -- famous housing, boardwalk, on the beach, life saving. It presents a vivid picture of life at the shore as interpreted through postcards. Includes some illustration on spots on the way -- diners, bridges, etc. Information on the cards themselves is included and adds to the work's usefulness.
Sullivan, C. John, Jr. "Ocean City in Black and White: A Special Maryland Revisited." Maryland Humanities (March 1999): 6-7.
White, Dan. Crosscurrents in Quiet Water: Portraits of the Chesapeake. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay of the changing lives of the Eastern Shore's peoples focusing on watermen, boat builders, environmentalists, and chicken farmers. Special emphasis is placed on Smith Island and Crisfield. Photographs by Jon Naso and Marion Warren.