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Marsh, Joan F. "William Henry Holmes and 'Holmescroft'." Montgomery County Story 42 (August 1999): 89-100.
Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: The author spends some time discussing Maryland, and the Upper South in general, in order to emphasize geographic distinctions which impacted the status of free Negroes. He postulates that the treatment and status of free blacks foreshadowed the treatment of black people in general after emancipation. In addition, the author examines the various classes of free blacks to understand how different groups viewed their social role. For the elite, positions of leadership continued after the Civil War. Maryland is of particular interest since by 1810, almost one-quarter of Maryland's black population was free. Maryland therefore had the largest free black population of any state in the nation.
Buford, Carolyn Bames. The Distribution of Negroes in Maryland, 1850-1950. M.A. thesis, Catholic University, 1955.
Olson, Sherry. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Geographer Olson's book, by far the most thorough illustrated history of Baltimore, is strong on geographic and commercial development, and gives less attention to the arts, including architecture. However it does feature many historic photographs of buildings and contemporary news accounts of their construction.
Olson, Sherry. Atlas of Howard County, Maryland, 1878. Ellicott City, MD: Howard County Bicentennial Commission, Inc., 1975.
Annotation / Notes: Originally part of G. M. Hopkins atlas.
Bataller, Neal. "Ednor and Norwood-Quiet Reminders of the Past." Legacy 19 (Fall 1999): 1, 5.
Bayley, Ned. "Colesville-In the Beginning." Montgomery County Story 36 (February 1993): 237-48.
Benson, Robert Louis. "The Creation of Howard County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (January 1995): 5-7.
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.
Canby, Tom, and Elie S. Rogers. Sandy Spring Legacy. Sandy Spring, MD: Sandy Spring Museum, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: A history of greater Sandy Spring which includes Brookeville, Ashton, Olney, Brinklow/Cincinnati, Brighton, and Laytonsville/Mt. Zion. Nearly 200 pages of historic images, all sepia, are arranged around themes or communities, i.e. "Some Childhood Recollections ...","The Era of the Grist Mills","Early Churches Take Root","Old Homes Bespeak Prosperity and Taste". Small historic maps of the communities are included.
Canby, Tom. "When Sandy Spring Struck GOLD!" Legacy 15 (Winter 1996): 1, 7.
Crook, Mary Charlotte. "The Tale of Triadelphia, the Town Beneath the Lake." Montgomery County Story 33 (August 1990): 117-28.
Himmelheber, Peter. "A Ramble Down Ramble: The Road from St. Joseph Chapel to St. Aloysius Chapel." Chronicles of St. Mary's 47 (Spring 1999): 354-59.
Annotation / Notes: A study of the land patents along a road which once ran between two religious congregations.
Himmelheber, Peter. "St. George's Island Revisited." Chronicles of St. Mary's 46 (Winter 1998): 332-37.
Hughes, Elizabeth. "A Profile of Chaptico in 1821: The Partition of Philip Key's Real Estate." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Fall 1995): 49-62.
Annotation / Notes: A history of this commercial community as interpreted by the 1821 survey and plat developed for the division of Key's estate.
Hughes, Elizabeth. An Illustrated Atlas of Carroll County, Maryland 1877. Enlarged edition. Westminster, MD: Historical Society of Carroll County, 1993.
Hughes, Elizabeth. Index of Carroll County Names. Manchester, MD: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: An index to two early maps of the county.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "The Shipley's Choice Tract; Part II: More Than Three Centuries of Fascinating History." Anne Arundel County History Notes 20 (April 1989): 1-3.
Molter, Nelson J. An Illustrated History of Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland: The Annapolis Short Line & W.B.A. Railroads, with A Brief Mention of the Surrounding Communities. [Annapolis, MD]: [Whitmore Print. & Stationary Co.], 1969.
Randolph, B. S. "History of the Maryland Coal Region." Journal of the Alleghenies 29 (1993): 47-62.
Annotation / Notes: Originally published by the Maryland Geological Survey, in 1905, this work discusses the development of Allegany County's mining industry, including the unionization of the miners.
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.
Sagle, Lawrence. "Beautiful Hills of Garrett." Glades Star 5 (September 1977): 37, 40-41.
Strauss, Mary. "Engle's Mill ... A Necessity of the Past." Glades Star 5 (June 1979): 159-63.