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.
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.
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.
Jacobs, David, and Anthony E. Neville.Bridges, Canals, and Tunnels; the Engineering Conquest of North America. New York: American Heritage, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: This readable general discussion of the subject with fine illustrations includes material on Maryland. Robert M. Vogel, former curator of mechanical and civil engineering at the Smithsonian Institution was the consultant.
Wysong, John W.Adjustments and Changes in the Geographical Location and Product-Mix of the Maryland Farm Industry, 1939-1969. College Park: University of Maryland, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1974.
Muller, Edward K., and Groves, Paul A. "The Changing Location of the Clothing Industry: A Link to the Social Geography of Baltimore in the Nineteenth Century." Maryland Historical Magazine, 71 (Fall 1976): 403-20.
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