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.
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.
Walker, DeVance, Jr. An Examination of African American Business Owners' Attitudes Toward Business Development Affirmative Action Policies and Programs: A Case Study of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1982-1992. Ph.D. diss., Howard University, 2000.
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