Blumgart, Pamela James, ed.At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton, MD: Cecil Historical Trust, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: This beautifully illustrated book presents a history of the development of the county along with a history of its architecture, including house forms, methods of construction, and outbuildings, along with brief write-ups on 700 historic sites.
Gibb, James G., and Julia A. King. "Gender, Activity Areas, and Homelots in the 17th-Century Chesapeake Region." Historical Archaeology 25 (1991): 109-131.
Annotation / Notes: Using archaeological records and spatial analysis from three Southern Maryland tobacco plantation sites, the authors provide an ethnographic look at life for seventeenth-century Maryland colonists in terms of gender and class roles. The article provides a brief overview of the economics of the Chesapeake region, the structure of living arrangements, and the gendered nature of tasks. The evidence suggests how gendered and class-based activities contributed to both household production and accrued wealth. The authors conclude that comparisons between the three sites provide the basis for understanding how household wealth was a direct corollary of the ability to secure a large work force and to develop a high degree of specialization.
Vogel, Robert M., ed.Some Industrial Archeology of the Monumental City and Environs: The Physical Presence of Baltimore's Engineering and Industrial History: A Guide for S.I.A. Tourists. Washington, DC: Society for Industrial Archeology, April 1975.
Gibb, James George. 'Dwell here, live plentifully, and be rich': Consumer Behavior and the Interpretation of 17th Century Archaeological Assemblages from the Chesapeake Bay Region. Ph.D. diss., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1994.
Tucker, Alan Scott. Smoke on the water: an historical archaeological assessment of maritime sources of productivity in the early English tobacco trade. Ph.D. diss., University of Southampton (United Kingdom), 2017.
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