Barnett, Todd H. "Tobacco, Planters, Tenants, and Slaves: A Portrait of Montgomery County in 1783." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Summer 1994): 184-203.
Annotation / Notes: Using the Maryland State Assessment of 1783, this study evaluates the condition of the Montgomery County community. Montgomery was the western most of Maryland's tobacco counties. This economy left Montgomery with exhausted farmland, as well as a poor, landless, and unstable population. Comparison is made with Frederick where the soil was essentially the same but had not been damaged by tobacco farming.
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.
Coleman, Margaret Marshall, and Anne Dennis Lewis.Montgomery County: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, VA: Donning Company, 1984; revised edition. Norfolk, VA: Donning Company, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of images, a great deal of text. The revised edition includes a chapter of one to two page histories of major businesses and organizations in the County and a chapter of color photos of the county during the 1980s.
Sween, Jane C., and William Offutt.Montgomery County: Centuries of Change. Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: An illustrated history, using a variety of genre, arranged largely chronologically. Included is a chapter of brief histories of the County's towns. The chapter "Chronicles of Leadership" provides one to three pages histories of the businesses and organizations who sponsored the book's publication. Excellent bibliography and a four page time line of the county's history.
Gelbert, Doug.Company Museums, Industry Museums, and Industrial Tours: A Guidebook of Sites in the United States That Are Open to the Public. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1994. 94-104.
Annotation / Notes: Brief descriptions of fifteen industrial sites in Maryland. When considering sites on this topic most museum goers would probably know of the Baltimore Museum of Industry but people may overlook many of the other sites covered, such as the Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum, the Poultry Hall of Fame, and the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Visitor Center.
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