Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Browne, Gary L.Cecil County Maryland 1608-1850 As Seen By Some Visitors and Several Essays on Local History Collected by G.E. Gifford, Jr. Rising Sun, MD: George E. Gifford Memorial Committee, Calvert School, 1974.
Garrett, Jerre.Muffled Drums and Mustard Spoons: Cecil County, Maryland, 1860-1865. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: As the author clearly states this is "a collection of all the things that grabbed my attention" as she researched Cecil during the Civil War years. It is largely arranged by year. Included in the appendix are 18 pages of Civil War letters.
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.
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