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Middleton, Authur Pierce. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of the Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era. Newport News, VA: Mariners Museum, 1953.
Bolster, W. Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Hanks, Douglas, Jr. "Downes Curtis, Sailmaker." Weather Gauge 33 (Fall 1997): 20-24.
Harvey, Lamont W. "Black Oystermen of the Bay Country... particularly St. Michaels, Maryland." Weather Gauge 30 (Spring 1994): 4-13.
Slezak, Eva, comp. "Blacks Employed in Maritime Related Occupations: Wood's Baltimore City Directory, 1871." Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 11 (Winter 1990): 169-85.
Bowes, David B. "Just Passing Through." Mid-Atlantic Country 26 (October 1995): 40-41.
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.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part I." Montgomery County Story 41 (November 1998): 49-60.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part II." Montgomery County Story 42 (February 1999): 61-76.
Dodds, Richard. Solomons Island and Vicinity: An Illustrated History and Walking Tour. Solomons, MD: Calvert Marine Museum, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of the Island, from its inhabitation by Native Americans to the late twentieth century. The author covers the folklore, traditions, and way of life of this unusual community. Poetry and phrases are also included. There is a discussion of the Island's future. The books is illustrated with images by noted Maryland photographers Marion Warren and Aubrey Bodine. A tour of Solomons Island, Avondale (Johnston), and the surrounding area. The sites chosen discuss the social and cultural history of the area.
Dudley, David. "Getaways: Water World." Baltimore 91 (March 1998): 86-88, 118.
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.
Rukert, Norman G. The Port: Pride of Baltimore. Baltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., 1982.
Smith, Bert. Greetings from Baltimore: Postcard Views of the City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: The history of Baltimore as told through postcards, arranged by subject -- harbor, shopping downtown, monuments, etc. Each section is accompanied by several paragraphs of text. Also included is information on the postcards themselves, as well as on the collecting and history of postcards. Illustrations are excellent, slightly enlarged, and show off the medium.
Steffens, Charles E. "Who Owns the Waterfront: Property Relations in Fell's Point, Baltimore, 1793." Urbanism Past and Present 8 (Winter/Spring 1983): 12-17.
Thomas, Joseph B., Jr., and Anthony D. Lindauer. "The Town of Herrington, c. 1667-c. 1700." Anne Arundel County History Notes 29 (July 1998): 1-2, 9-12.
Thomas, Joseph B., Jr., and Anthony D. Lindauer. "The Town of Herrington, c.1667-c.1700." Calvert Historian 13 (Spring 1998): 45-61.
Annotation / Notes: Same article as in Anne Arundel County History Notes.
Warren, Marion E. Bringing Back the Bay: the Chesapeake in the photographs of Marion E. Warren and the voices of its people. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Modern photographs accompanied with oral history text. Of special interest is the "photographer's commentaries" on his work.
Wennersten, John R. Maryland's Eastern Shore: A Journey in Time and Place. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: Wennersten's goal is to make the reader understand the distinct society that is the eastern shore through discussion of the area's agricultural life, its race relations, and maritime society. Brief histories are given of some communities and mention made of some influential people.
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.
Brait, Susan. Chesapeake Gold: Man & Oyster on the Bay. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1990.
Perlman, Nancy. "BMI Research Center Officially Opens." Nuts and Bolts 10 (Summer 1992): [5].
Annotation / Notes: This detailed, single page, article provides an excellent introduction to the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's research center.
Steele, Ann E. "A Short History of the BMI's Exhibits and Programs." Nuts and Bolts 9 (Special Anniversary Edition 1991): 4-5.
Annotation / Notes: This administrative history includes a very useful list of "Highlights of the Museum's Exhibits and Programs" which provides an excellent history of the museum during its first ten years.