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Nevile, Barry, and Edward Jones. "Slavery in Worcester County, Maryland, 1688-1766." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Fall 1994): 319-27.
Annotation / Notes: The authors examine slavery in Worcester County, Maryland, before the American Revolution, in order to paint a different picture of slavery than that which is portrayed in popular culture, the large, gang-labor-based institution of the cotton South. Ultimately, the authors set out to identify changing patterns of slaveholding in the county before the Revolution. The increase in the use of slaves corresponded with the decline in the use of indentured servants.
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.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Settlement, Community, and Economy: The Development of Towns in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, 1660-1775. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Thomas argues that the seventeen clustered settlements that dotted the lower Eastern Shore actually functioned as towns. Although legislatively established they have been largely ignored in the history of the Chesapeake region. Most historians argue that the area was rural, when in fact its character was between urban and rural.
Heise, David V. Worcester County, Maryland Orphans Court Proceedings, Vol. 1: 1777-1800. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998.
Adkins, Louise Hammond. "Oaths of Fidelity, Worcester County, Maryland." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 20 (October 1979): 104-05.
Tull, Willis Clayton, Jr. "Militia Appointments, 1794-1817, Ninth Regiment, Worcester County." Maryalnd and Delaware Genealogist, 22 (July 1981): 62-65.
Patrick, William D. "Worcester County, Maryland, 1796-1802, Liber A, Petitions, Commissions, and Depositions." Maryland Magazine of Genealogy, 4 (Spring 1981): 3-11.
Mihalyka, Jean M. "Index Marriage Licenses, Worcester Couty, Maryland, April 14, 1795-July 1, 1865." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 23 (Summer 1982): 68-69; (Fall 1982): 102-3.
Patrick, William D. "A Dear Old Woman Called 'Mother Davis': Notes on the Family of Martha Davis (d. 1783) of Worcester County, Maryland." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 23 (January-March 1982): 18-19; (Spring 1982): 46-48.
Patrick, William D. "Worcester County, Maryland, 1796-1802, Liber A, Petitions, Commissions, and Depositions." Maryland Magazine of Genealogy, 5 (Fall 1982): 81-82.
Tull, Willis Clayton, Jr. "Militia Appointments, 1794-1817, Ninth Regiment, Worcester County." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 23 (January-March 1982): 8-9.
Dryden, Ruth T. Worcester County, Maryland: Wills, Liber JW4, 1769-1783. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2012.
Dryden, Ruth T. Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2015.
Jacob, John E. "Founding and Early History of Salisbury 1730-1867." Shoreline, 22 (July 2015): 13-19; Shoreline, 22 (December 2015): 4-10.