Curry, Leonard P. "Urbanization and Urbanism in the Old South: A Comparative View." Journal of Southern History 40 (February 1974): 43-60.
Annotation / Notes: Baltimore is included in this author's study of the South's pre-1850 urban centers. Curry argues that these centers are often ignored in historian's views of the Old South even though some of the nation's largest cities were located in that region. Contrary to general view, the South did have urban and commercial centers and had more than a passing interest in manufacturing.
D√ºrr, William Theodore. The Conscience of A City: A History of the Citizen's Planning and Housing Association and Efforts to Improve Housing for the Poor in Baltimore, Maryland, 1937-1954. Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1972.
D√ºrr, W. Theodore. "People of the Peninsula." Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (Spring 1982): 27-53.
Annotation / Notes: D√ºrr presents a hundred year history (1880-1980) of four distinct south Baltimore neighborhoods -- South Baltimore (including Federal Hill), Locust Point, Riverside, and Sharp-Leadenhall. Although distinct neighborhoods they functioned as a cohesive region.
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.
Friedrichs, Jurgen, and Allen C. Goodman.The Changing Downtown: A Comparative Study of Baltimore and Hamburg. Berlin and New York: W. de Gruyter, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A multidiscplinary study of the changing economic, social, and cultural role of Baltimore's downtown, many roles have been altered due to the growth of the metropolitan area. Urban downtowns are simply not as important as they once were.
Greenberg, Amy Sophia. "Mayhem in Mobtown: Firefighting in Antebellum Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Summer 1995): 164-79.
Annotation / Notes: In the early nineteenth century there were no professional firefighters, the volunteers who served this role were disorderly and violent. Baltimore was known as having the worst. They frequently rioted and were a threat to public safety. Over time both internal and external efforts were used to restrain them.
Merrill, Philip J., and Uluaipou-O-Malo Aiono.Baltimore. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Part of Arcadia's Black America Series, this photohistory, which uses a variety of graphic materials, gives a visual introduction to Baltimore as documented through the lives of its black citizens. Many of the photographs are the work of black photographers.
Murphy, Jeanne Payne. "The Letters of Lafayette Buckler from 1859 to 1884." Chronicles of St. Mary's 30 (March 1982): 421-32; (April 1982): 433-44; (May 1982): 445-54.
Annotation / Notes: Transcriptions of a series of 41 letters written by Lafayette to Victoria McGinley Buckler, his wife, as they traveled between their home in St. Mary's and Baltimore. Two letters are also included written by Victoria. The letters deal with the details of daily life and the relationship of this couple. A sizeable introduction proceeds the letters and places the letters in the context of place, time, and family.
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.
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