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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.
Benson, Robert Louis. "The Creation of Howard County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (January 1995): 5-7.
Papenfuse, Edward C. "What's in a Name? Why Should We Remember?" News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 24 (June/July 1996): 1-5.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
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.
Gordon, Douglas H. "The Chew Auction." Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (December 1982): 358-61.
Annotation / Notes: Auctions are a frequent method of acquisition for large institutions. Anyone interested in their development should have an understanding of what occurs at an auction.
Formwalt, Lee W. "A Conversation Between Two Rivers: A Debate on the Location of the U.S. Capital in Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Fall 1976): 310-21.
Durrenberger, Joseph A. Turnpikes: A Study of the Toll Road Movement in the Middle Atlantic States and Maryland. Valdosta, GA: Southern Stationery and Printing Co., 1931; reprint, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: A fine treatment of the subject with an excellent bibliography.
Wainwright, Nicholas B. "Mason and Dixon's Map." Princeton University Library Chronicle 45 (1983): 28-32.
Smith, Neil. American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.
Gelbman, Doris W. "Politics, Religion and Money int he Maryland-Virginia Boundary Dispute." Shoreline, 13 (September 2006): 10-13, 15.
Gelbman, Doris W. "Supreme Court's Final Word on 1910 Boundary." Glades Star, 7 (September 1993): 218.
Spero, Patrick. "The Conojocular War: The Politics of Colonial Competition, 1732-1737." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 136 (October 2012): 365-403.