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"Meet Talbot's Delegates." Historical Society of Talbot County Newsletter (Fall 1987): 1-2.
Moss, Pamela F. "John Neff, Junior, Esq.: Farmer, Wagoneer and Statesman." Journal of the Alleghenies 34 (1998): 19-36.
Papenfuse, Eric Robert. The Evils of Necessity: Robert Goodloe Harper and the Moral Dilemma of Slavery. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 87, Pt. l. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997.
Robbins, Karen. "Ambition Rewarded: James McHenry's Entry into Maryland Politics." Maryland Historical Magazine 93 (Summer 1993): 190-214.
Rollo, Vera F. Henry Harford: Last Proprietor of Maryland. N.p.: Harford County Committee of the Maryland Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
Rollo, Vera F. "Henry Harford--One of Maryland History's 'Lost Ones' for 200 Years." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Summer 1985): 180-98.
Shadel, Dana. "Henry Kyd Douglas: Reconstructed Rebel." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Summer 1993): 203-9.
Sioussat, Anne Leakin. "Lionel Copley, First Royal Governor of Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 18 (1922): 163-77.
Smith, C. Fraser. William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: William Donald Schaefer's long and controversial career in Maryland politics is explored in this biography by Baltimore Sun columnist, C. Fraser Smith. As Mayor, Schaefer presided over an era of change in Baltimore when that city's economic and social dynamism was in turmoil. The successes and continuing problems in Baltimore today still bear the Schaefer imprint. His high profile style of administration continued during two terms as Maryland's Governor where he was less successful in putting his personal stamp on state government.
Steiner, Edward E. "Nicholas Ruxton Moore: Soldier, Farmer, and Politician." Maryland Historical Magazine 3 (December 1978): 375-88.
Annotation / Notes: Biography of Moore (1756-1816).
Stiverson, Gregory A. "Who Went to Philadelphia?" News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 15 (July-August 1987): 23-24.
Stiverson, Gregory A., and Jacobsen, Phebe R. William Paca: A Biography. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Visitors to Annapolis mostly associate William Paca (1740-1799) with a handsome house and gardens restored to their original glory. Paca hailed from Harford County, owned extensive property on the Eastern Shore, but moved to Annapolis and emerged as a patriotic leader during the revolutionary era. Elected Governor in 1782, Paca headed a state government that witnessed the final victory over the British. This short biography provides a good introduction to the man and his era.
Taney, Helen Gallagher. "Sidelights: Roger B. Taney - In Historical Perspective." Calvert Historian 9 (Fall 1994): 10-11.
Thomas, Evan. The Man to See: Edward Bennett Williams, Legendary Lawyer, Ultimate Insider. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Warren, Mary G. "Charles Carroll of Carrollton." Anne Arundel County History Notes 19 (October 1987): 1-2.
Watson, Denton L. Lion in the Lobby: Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s Struggle for the Passage of Civil Rights Laws. New York: Morrow, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: Chief lobbyist for the NAACP during the crucial decades of landmark Civil Rights legislation, Clarence Mitchell (1911-1984) was often called the "101st Senator." His wife, Juanita Jackson Mitchell, and mother-in-law, Lillie May Carroll Jackson, were leaders in the state and national NAACP. The story of his life parallels the history of the Civil Rights movement in the 20th century.
Webb, Stephen S. "The Strange Career of Francis Nicholson." William and Mary Quarterly 23 (1966): 513-548.
White, Roger. "Anne Arundel County: Home of Presidents!" Anne Arundel County History Notes 18 (July 1987): 10-12.
White, Frank F., Jr. "James Butcher: Maryland's Forgotten Acting Governor." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist 15 (January 1974): 6-8.
Wilcox, Leonard. V. F. Calverton: Radical in the American Grain. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992.
Will, Thomas E. "Bradley T. Johnson's Lost Cause: Maryland's Confederate Identity in the New South." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Spring 1999): 4-29.
Williams, Juan. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. New York: Times Books, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. His rise from a modest upbringing in Baltimore is chronicled in this biography by journalist Juan Williams. Marshall's 1954 victory as the lead attorney in Brown v. Board of Education established his standing as a champion in the Civil Rights movement. Early in his career as a lawyer for the NAACP, Marshall argued the case that led to the desegregation of the University of Maryland.
Witcover, Jules. White Knight: The Rise of Spiro Agnew. New York: Random House, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Spiro Agnew rose from Baltimore County Executive to Governor of Maryland to Vice President under Richard Nixon. Although he did not complete his term as Governor, Agnew was instrumental in reforming and reorganizing the state government. He got the attention of the national Republican Party for his firm response to the racial and political unrest of the 1960s. As Vice President, Agnew gained acclaim and notoriety for speeches that attacked the administration's opponents. Ultimately, a criminal indictment for activities that occurred in his Baltimore County days led to his resignation as Vice President.
Steiner, Bernard Christian. Life and administration of Sir Robert Eden. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1898; reprint. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1973.
Boles, John B. "Tension in a Slave Society: The Trial of the Reverend Jacob Gruber." Southern Studies 18 (Summer 1979): 179-97.