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Marsh, Joan F. "William Henry Holmes and 'Holmescroft'." Montgomery County Story 42 (August 1999): 89-100.
Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: The author spends some time discussing Maryland, and the Upper South in general, in order to emphasize geographic distinctions which impacted the status of free Negroes. He postulates that the treatment and status of free blacks foreshadowed the treatment of black people in general after emancipation. In addition, the author examines the various classes of free blacks to understand how different groups viewed their social role. For the elite, positions of leadership continued after the Civil War. Maryland is of particular interest since by 1810, almost one-quarter of Maryland's black population was free. Maryland therefore had the largest free black population of any state in the nation.
Buford, Carolyn Bames. The Distribution of Negroes in Maryland, 1850-1950. M.A. thesis, Catholic University, 1955.
Donaldson, O. Fred, and Richard L. Morrill. "Geographical Perspectives on the History of Black America." Economic Geography 48 (1972): 1-23.
Olson, Sherry. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Geographer Olson's book, by far the most thorough illustrated history of Baltimore, is strong on geographic and commercial development, and gives less attention to the arts, including architecture. However it does feature many historic photographs of buildings and contemporary news accounts of their construction.
Olson, Sherry. Atlas of Howard County, Maryland, 1878. Ellicott City, MD: Howard County Bicentennial Commission, Inc., 1975.
Annotation / Notes: Originally part of G. M. Hopkins atlas.
Bataller, Neal. "Ednor and Norwood-Quiet Reminders of the Past." Legacy 19 (Fall 1999): 1, 5.
Bayley, Ned. "Colesville-In the Beginning." Montgomery County Story 36 (February 1993): 237-48.
Benson, Robert Louis. "The Creation of Howard County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (January 1995): 5-7.
Benson, Robert Louis. "Notes on South County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 23 (July 1992): 5-6.
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.
Canby, Tom, and Elie S. Rogers. Sandy Spring Legacy. Sandy Spring, MD: Sandy Spring Museum, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: A history of greater Sandy Spring which includes Brookeville, Ashton, Olney, Brinklow/Cincinnati, Brighton, and Laytonsville/Mt. Zion. Nearly 200 pages of historic images, all sepia, are arranged around themes or communities, i.e. "Some Childhood Recollections ...","The Era of the Grist Mills","Early Churches Take Root","Old Homes Bespeak Prosperity and Taste". Small historic maps of the communities are included.
Canby, Tom. "When Sandy Spring Struck GOLD!" Legacy 15 (Winter 1996): 1, 7.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part II." Montgomery County Story 42 (February 1999): 61-76.
Crawford, Joan B. "A Heritage Preserved: The Creative Traditions of Western Maryland." Maryland 25 (Summer 1993): 38-44.
Crook, Mary Charlotte. "The Tale of Triadelphia, the Town Beneath the Lake." Montgomery County Story 33 (August 1990): 117-28.
Davis, Chris. "What's in a Name? Proposal for Restoration of Town's Original Name 'Riverdale Park'." Riverdale Town Crier 27 (April 1998): 1, 8.
Dessaint, A. Y. "Was Coxtown Really Lower Marlboro?" Calvert County Historical Society News and Notes 2 (October 1983): 3-8.
Ellingsworth, M. Keith. "Tracey's or Tracys Landing?" Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (July 1995): 1-2, 8-9.
Goetz, Walter A. Montgomery County Gold Fever. Bethesda, MD: Published by the author, 1988.
Goetz, Walter. "Montgomery's Gold Rush." Maryland 28 (February 1996): 16-17.
Grimes, Michael A. "Sources for Documenting Baltimore's Suburban Landscape." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 163-68.
Annotation / Notes: Grimes discusses a variety of sources useful for studying Baltimore's expansion -- maps, deeds, tax assessments, newspapers, building permits, and photographs. He describes where to find them and how to use them.