Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Fitzsimons, Mrs. Neal. "'Uncle Tom' in Montgomery County." Montgomery County Story 18 (May 1975): 1-14.
Annotation / Notes: This article explores the little-known connection between Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and the story of Josiah Henson, a slave from Montgomery County. Henson's autobiography apparently inspired the author of what became one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century. Fitzsimons provides excerpts from Henson's narrative and surveys the sites in Montgomery County associated with his life.
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