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McGrain, John. An Agricultural History of Baltimore County, Maryland. Towson, MD: published by the author, 1990.
Trimble, Logan C. "Middling Planters and the Strategy of Diversification in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1750-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 171-78.
Guroff, Margaret. "Glenn L. Martin." Baltimore 92 (July 1999): 30-31.
Linton, Terry L. "The Forgotten Millwright, Isiah Linton 1739-1775." History Trails 23 (Autumn, 1988-Winter, 1988/1989): 1-7.
Diggs, Louis S. Since the Beginning: African American Communities in Towson. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: East Towson, Sandy Bottom, Lutherville, Schwartz Avenue.
McGrain, John W. From Pig Iron to Cotton Duck: A History of Manuracturing Villages in Baltimore County, Vol. 1. Towson, MD: Baltimore County Public Library, 1985.
Annotation / Notes: The ironworks, paper mills, and stockyards of Baltimore County, documented and illustrated by a man who has been called a "walking archive." An industrious and indefatigable researcher, and an estimable writer, McGrain, the Baltimore County historian, has made this territory his own.
McGrain, John. Gristmills of Baltimore County. Towson, MD: Baltimore County Public Library, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Illustrated.
Breihan, Jack. "Necessary Visions: Community Planning in Wartime." Maryland Humanities (November 1998): 11-14.
Annotation / Notes: During World War II, as a result of the growth of the domestic immigration of industrial workers, two planned communities were developed in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The first of these was Baltimore County's Middle River, a community for whites, a project of the Martin aircraft plant. The second was Cherry Hill, a south Baltimore, black community. They were both garden suburbs focused on a central commercial center.
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.
Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene. Baltimore, An Illustrated History. American Historical Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore, 1608-2000, for the general reader. A chronological history is presented which touches upon growth, politics, economics, education, cultural organizations, etc. Included at the end is a series of approximately 45 histories of leading 20th century businesses, companies, and organizations.
Cramm, Joetta. Historic Ellicott City: A Walking Tour. First edition. Sykesville, MD: Greenberg Publishing, Co., 1990; second edition. Woodbine, MD: K&D, Ltd., 1996.
Cramm, Joetta. Dundalk, Then & Now 1894-1980. Dundalk, MD: Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, 1980.
Fee, Elizabeth, et. al. "Baltimore by Bus: Steering a New Course through the City's History." Radical History Review 28-30 (1984): 206-216.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the development of the alternative, left oriented "People's Bus Tour" of Baltimore. The tour's intention was to demonstrate the diversity of Baltimore and to show the conflicts and processes that affected the City's working class. Class relations are interpreted throughout Baltimore's history by visiting significant and visually interesting places.
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Eleven essays documenting the working class history of Baltimore, stretching across many of Baltimore's neighborhoods -- from Federal Hill to Hampden, Edmondson Village to Dundalk. This work grew out of a "People's History Tour of Baltimore." Each chapter includes a map of relevant sites. There are fifteen interviews. It is well illustrated and includes an excellent bibliography.
Hahn, H. George, and Carl Behm, III. Towson: A Pictorial History of A Maryland Town. Norfolk, VA: Donning Co., 1977.
Haile, Amelia R. Kolk. A History of Reckford, Maryland. N.p., 1939.
McGrain, John W. Bicentennial Festival, History and Heritage: Oella - Its Thread of History. N.p.: Oella Community Improvement Association, May 1976.
McGrain, John W. "The Intense Utilization of Gwynns Falls." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 7-8.
Martinak, George J. A Short History of Essex and Middle River. Second printing. N.p., 1963.
Muller, H. Reed, Jerome De Ridder, and Alice E. Paterra. "The Furnace Town Phoenix: A Case Study of the Rebirth of an Economic Community." Essays in Economic and Business History 13 (1995): 335-50.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.