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Walsh, Lorena S. Charles County, Maryland, 1658-1705: A Study of Chesapeake Social and Political Structure. Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University, 1977.
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.
Categories: Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Town Planning, County and Local History, Geography and Cartography, Politics and Law, Seventeenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Caroline County, Cecil County, Charles County, Calvert County, Dorchester County, Harford County, Kent County, Prince George's County, Queen Anne's County, St. Mary's County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County, Chesapeake Region, Southern Maryland, Eastern Shore
Reps, John. A Guide to Maryland State Archives Holdings of Charles County Records on Microfilm. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1989.
Lee, J. B. "Lessons in Humility: The Revolutionary Transformation of the Governing Elite of Charles County, Maryland." In The Transforming Hand of Revolution. Charlottesville: Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by the University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Lee, Jean B. The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This intensive and insightful study of a single county offers insight into several large themes in Maryland history - "the American Revolution as a transforming, ongoing phenomenon, civilian's responses to the War for Independence, the tenor of the nation's formative years, and the nature of Chesapeake society." During this period Charles Country changed from prosperous economy, securely connected to the outside world through overseas trade, into a stagnant backwater, whose forward looking population searched for opportunity elsewhere. Unlike other areas of Maryland, where the Revolutionary years were tumultuous, there were few challenges to the status quo. Cut off from the empire, entrepreneurial whites left the county in search of wealth and opportunity, often as close as Washington, DC, and the population became overwhelmingly unfree.
Camp, Sharon Lee. Modernization: Threat to Community Politics. Political Intermediaries in Charles County, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1977.
Lemann, Nicholas. "The View from a Small Town." Washington Monthly 9 (1977): 21-28.
Meyers, Eugene L. "The Day They Shot Berkeley Muse." Chesapeake Bay Magazine, 28 (January 1999): 48-51, 74-77.
Cardno, Catherine Annette. Community, Morality and Violence: Crime and the Construction of a British-American Society in Eighteenth-Century Charles County, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2005.
Skinner, Vernon L., Jr. Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland, Charles County. 4 vols. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2013.
Baquet, Claudia R. "Hero: The Honorable Thomas McLain 'Mac' Middleton, Senator District 28, Charles County, Chairman, Maryland Senate Finance Committee." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25 (February 2014): 64-66.
Marshall, Michael R., comp. Charles County, Maryland: Index of Probate Records, 1791-1850. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2015.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills, 1818-1825: Will Book HB-14. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2015.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills, 1825-1833: Will Book WDM-15. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2015.
Marshall, Michael R. Charles County, Maryland: Wills 1833-1850: Will Book DJ-16. Millsboro, DE: Colonial Roots, 2015.