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MacMaster, Richard K. "Sidelights: Instructions to a Tobacco Factor, 1725." Maryland Historical Magazine 63 (1968): 172-178.
Main, Gloria L. Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
Menard, Russell R. "Farm Prices of Maryland Tobacco, 1659-1710." Maryland Historical Magazine 68 (1973): 80-85.
Middleton, Authur Pierce. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of the Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era. Newport News, VA: Mariners Museum, 1953.
Miller, Arlene K. "Cecil County Fair." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 6-7.
Mumford, Willard R. Strawberries, Peas & Beans: Truck Farming in Anne Arundel County. Linthicum, MD: Ann Arundel County Historical Society, 2000.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Jr. "Planter Behavior and Economic Opportunity in a Staple Economy." Agricultural History 46 (1972): 297-311.
Annotation / Notes: Papenfuse challenges Avery Craven's "soil exhaustion" argument, and shows that after three generations, falling tobacco prices, which undermined planters' lifestyle, caused the dislocation Maryland older counties experienced. Soil exhaustion, he insists,"played an insignificant role in their fortunes before 1776." (p. 311).
Percy, David O. "Ax or Plow? Significant Colonial Landscape Alteration Rates in the Maryland and Virginia Tidewater." Agricultural History 66 (Spring 1992): 66-74.
Annotation / Notes: Soil exhaustion figured in colonial Maryland's decline, but it was wheat rather than tobacco that did the most damage. "While the ax created an unkempt appearance to the colonial landscape, it was the unwise use of the plow that eventually damaged the soil." (p. 74).
Pittman, LaVern. "Walnut Level: A Model Farm in Allegany County." Journal of the Alleghenies 30 (1994): 3-12.
Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "The Administration of Science in the Department of Agriculture, 1933-1940." Agricultural History 42 (1968): 231-240.
Annotation / Notes: Henry A. Wallace, Franklin Roosevelt's first Secretary of Agriculture, championed scientific research because he himself was scientist a hybrid corn breeder. Using emergency relief funds from the National Recovery Administration, Wallace, in 1934, transformed the small experiment station in Beltsville into a great national research center. The Bankhead-Jones Act then funded the basic research agenda.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "The Maryland Tomato: Still a Taste Treat." Maryland 18 (Summer 1987): 19-23.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "Peach of a Treat." Maryland 20 (Summer 1988): 50-53.
Shryock, Richard. "British Versus German Traditions in Colonial Agriculture." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 26 (1939): 39-54.
Smith, Beth. "The All-Important Honey Bee." Maryland 23 (Summer 1991): 28-30.
Stevenson, John A. "Plants, Problems, and Personalities: The Genesis of the Bureau of Plant Industry." Agricultural History 28 (1954): 155-162.
Annotation / Notes: Nearly as much a history of plant pathology in the U. S., this piece describes how Beverly T. Galloway conducted research that convinced politicians and farmers alike that germs caused diseases of animals and plants. Galloway succeeded in raising the status of plant research in the U. S. D. A. from a tiny office to the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1901, which became the nucleus for the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Thomas, Calvin Rutherford. The Impact of Amenity Landownership on Agriculture in Talbot County, Md. Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1983.
Thomas, Calvin Rutherford. "Tobacco." Maryland 26 (July/August 1994): 44.
Trimble, Logan C. "Middling Planters and the Strategy of Diversification in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1750-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 171-78.
Walsh, Jim. "Barrels for a 'Middling Planter' in Colonial Prince George's County." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 25 (August/September 1997): 2-4.
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.
Weimer, Linda G. "Maryland Seafood Farmers." Maryland 24 (Winter 1991): 14-21.
Wiser, Vivian. "Improving Maryland's Agriculture, 1840-1860." Maryland Historical Magazine 64 (1969): 105-132.
Wiser, Vivian. The Movement for Agricultural Improvement in Maryland, 1785-1865. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1963.
Wyckoff, Vetrees J. Tobacco Regulation in Colonial Maryland. Johns Hopkins University Studies. Extra vol., n.s., no. 22 (1936).
Cameron, Roldah N. "Levi Oldham Cameron: Cecil County Builder & Politician." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 67 (April 1994): 4-5.