Callcott, Margaret Law.Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795-1821. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Edited collection of 230 letters from Rosalie Stier Calvert to her family in Belgium. Not intended for public consumption, these candid letters give insight into the social interactions of elites, the inner workings of Riversdale, a tobacco plantation in Prince George's County, and the daily life of a plantation wife. In addition, Rosalie bore nine children in twenty-one years (losing four while young) and managed Stier family investments in America.
Jabour, Anya.Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: In the early American Republic the beau ideal was in vogue. It called for companionate marriage characterized by egalitarian, loving relations between husband and wife whose mutual happiness was foremost. Unfortunately, other ideologies prevented the reaalization of the beau ideal. Men pursued the cult of the self-made man, and women found value in the cult of domesticity (true womanhood) which stressed women's duties in the home and rebuked the male dominated public sphere. The Wirts wanted the beau ideal, but separate duties, often in separate locales, undermined their efforts.
Craighead, Sandra G., comp. "Index of Maryland and West Virginia Civil War Colored Troopers and Their 'Loyal Slaveowners.'" Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 15 (1996): 40-50.
Goldstein, Eric L., and Karen Falk. "A List of Alienations and Transfers in St. Mary's County from the Sixth Day of June 1786 to the Seventh Day of March 1829." Chronicles of St. Mary's, 24 (February 1976): 128; (July 1976): 170-72; (August 1976): 183-84; (September 1976): 188-92; (October 1976): 202-4; (November 1976): 205-12; (December 1976): 220.
Goldstein, Eric L., and Karen Falk. "Baptismal Records of the Bladensburg Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore Conference 1864-1882." Prince George's County Genealogical Society Bulletin, 8 (November 1976): 4-7.
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