Harrold, Stanley. "Freeing the Weems Family: A New Look at the Underground Railroad." Civil War History 42 (December 1996): 289-306.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines conventional and scholarly interpretations of underground railroad by looking at the escape of the Weems family from the Chesapeake region of Maryland. By using the Weems family as a case study, the author challenges thirty years' worth of scholarship on the underground railroad. By examining a family that escaped from a border state, the author is able to explore both black self-determination and white assistance found in the records of this family's escape. In addition, the author examines a bi-racial network of non-Garrisonian abolitionists who raised money to purchase the freedom of slaves, or if that was not possible, to channel the money raised into effecting an escape plan.
Boyd, Thomas Hulings Stockton.The History of Montgomery County, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Clarksburgh, MD [Baltimore, W. K. Boyle & son, printers], 1879; reprint, Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Written following the American, and the County's, Centennial, this work places special emphasis on land grants and prominent men. Includes a directory of the towns, villages, and residents.
Farquahr, Roger Brooke.Old Homes and History of Montgomery County, Maryland. Silver Spring, MD: Published by the author, .
Annotation / Notes: The first portion of this work presents a brief, broad, general history of the County. The much larger second portion presents a cultural history of the County's major houses and their people. Houses of Georgetown, once Montgomery's major city, are also included. Originally published in 1952 as Historic Montgomery County, Maryland, Old Homes and History.
Offutt, William M.Bethesda, a Social History. Bethesda, MD: The Innovation Game, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: An attempt to present a comprehensive history of Bethesda and its surrounding communities, Montgomery County's seventh election district. The subjects covered in the appendices reflect the wide variety of material dealt with in the book overall. Appendices include "How to set duckpins" and "Rocky Mountain spotted Tick Fever."
Lord, Elizabeth M.Burtonsville Heritage Genealogically Speaking: A Brief Historical Sketch of Burtonsville, Maryland plus Genealogical Data of Over 100 Area Families. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. 1976.
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