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Trimble, Logan C. "Middling Planters and the Strategy of Diversification in Baltimore County, Maryland, 1750-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 171-78.
Linton, Terry L. "The Forgotten Millwright, Isiah Linton 1739-1775." History Trails 23 (Autumn, 1988-Winter, 1988/1989): 1-7.
Sparrow, Margaret W. "The Sparrows of Sparrow's Point." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Winter 1990): 395-403.
Diggs, Louis S. Since the Beginning: African American Communities in Towson. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: East Towson, Sandy Bottom, Lutherville, Schwartz Avenue.
Hall, Robert L. "Slave Resistance in Baltimore City and County, 1747-1790." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 305-18.
Hurry, Robert J. "An Archeological and Historical Perspective on Benjamin Banneker." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 361-69.
Annotation / Notes: The author provides a survey of the Banneker family farm in southwestern Baltimore County. While most scholarship has focused on Benjamin Banneker's career and achievements as a mathematician, surveyor and astronomer, since the 1970s, scholarship and public funding have helped to illuminate his life as a land-owning farmer. The Bannekers were one of the first African-American families to own land in the Piedmont region of Maryland; Benjamin's father, Robert purchased one hundred acres in 1737.
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.
Coale, Joseph M. Middling Planters of Ruxton, 1694-1850. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: A history of this Baltimore County community arranged around the seven land patents that define that portion of the County. The author makes a broad use of primary sources and touches upon the history of the churches, towns, and schools.
Frank, Beryl. "Dr. James Smith-Land Owner in Pikesville." History Trails 15 (Spring 1981): 9-10.
Keidel, George C. Colonial History of Catonsville. Edited by Ed H. Parkison. Catonsville, MD: American Bicentennial Committee of Catonsville, 1976.
Marks, Lillian Bayly. Reister's Desire: The Origin of Reisterstown, Maryland, Founded 1758, With a Genealogical History of the Reister Family and Sketches of Allied Families. N.p.: Published by the author, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: A history of the early development of today's Reisterstown as documented primarily through land records. The largest portion of this work is dedicated to the genealogy of the Reister, and allied, families.
Marks, Bayly Ellen. "The Tax Assessor's Portrait of a County." History Trails 30 (Autumn-Winter 1995-1996): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A study of Baltimore County structures in eight of the County's twelve hundreds, using information gleaned from the 1798 tax assessment. The assessment provides an inventory of structures with exact measurements. Through this early government document it is possible to deduce how people lived.
Marks, Bayly Ellen. "Prose from a Farm Ledger." History Trails 11 (Autumn 1976): 1-6.
Annotation / Notes: Charles Jessop (1759-1828).
Steffen, Charles G. From Gentlemen to Townsmen: The Gentry of Baltimore County, Maryland, 1660-1776. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1993.
Tyson, John S. The Founders of Ellicott's Mills. Privately printed, sold for the benefit of the Maryland Historical Society, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: A series of articles originally published in 1847 in the Howard District Press.
Tyson, John S. "Maryland's Best Kept Humanities Secret: Hampton National Historic Site." Maryland Humanities (Summer 1998): 43.
Arnold, Joseph L. "Suburban Growth and Municipal Annexation in Baltimore, 1745-1918." Maryland Historical Magazine 73 (June 1978): 109-28.
Annotation / Notes: The battles between Baltimore City and Baltimore County over the suburban territory spanning a century and a half. This fight was for a larger tax base and the promise of better services providing an important historical perspective on current city-suburban problems.
Brooks, Neale A., and Eric G. Rockel. A History of Baltimore County. Towson, MD: Friends of the Towson Library, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore County inspired by the United States bicentennial, this comprehensive volume traces the evolution of the county which once represented the sole political jurisdiction in the region. Early settlement led to subdivision to establish other counties, and the growth of Baltimore City produced eventual separation of legal and governmental functions between county and city in the 1850s. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries growth and expansion of the city further eroded the county's space in the annexations of 1888 and 1918. The book concludes with consideration of the suburban boom of the post-World War II period and its impact on the county's politics. Extensive source notes make this a valuable resource for students of Baltimore County social history.
Steffen, Charles G. "The Rise of the Independent Merchant in the Chesapeake: Baltimore County, 1660-1769." Journal of American History 76 (1989): 9-33.
Welsh, William Jeffrey, David Curtis Skaggs, and Donald K. Enholm. "In Pursuit of the 'Golden Mean': a Case Study of Mid-eighteenth-century Frontier Anglican Preaching." Anglican and Episcopal History 57 (1988):176-198.
Barnes, Robert W. "Births Recorded in St. Paul's Parish Register (Baltimore Co.) Through 1777." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 15 (July 1974): 58-59; (October 1974): 83.
Barnes, Robert W. "Baltimore Countians in the Revolutionary Era-Part II." History Trails Extra Publication No. 2 (July 1976): 7-11.
Howard, Louise Ogier, and Trice, Mildred McKenney. Guardianships & Indentures Involving Orphans As Abstracted from Proceedings of the Orphans Court of Baltimore County Liber No. WB 2, 1787-1792 Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Published by the authors, 1976.
Barnes, Robert. "Births Recorded in St. Paul's Parish Register (Baltimore County) Through 1777." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 16 (January 1975): 8-9; (July 1975): 54-55; (October 1975): 76.