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Schock, Mildred C. Of History and Houses: A Kent Island Heritage. Queenstown, MD: Queen Anne Press, 1982.
Blake, Allison. The Chesapeake Bay Book: A Complete Guide. 3rd edition. Lee, MA: Berkshire House Publishers, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: A well researched tour guide for the general population.
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.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Gibbons, Boyd. Wye Island: Outsiders, Insiders, and Resistance to Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
Gibbons, Boyd. The History of Dudley's Chapel, Sudlersville, Maryland, 1783-1983. Centreville, MD: Dudley's Chapel Preservation Society, 1983.
Immler, Alice Cockey. "Memories of Kent Island." Isle of Kent (Summer 1992): 7-8.
Isaac, Erich. "Kent Island." Maryland Historical Magazine 52 (1957): 93-119, 210-232.
Annotation / Notes: Kent Island was founded in 1631 by William Claiborne. This article provides a description of the community during its early history. Discussed are the manors, the religious congregations, the towns, and the trades. Included is a list of the indentured servants residing there.
Jopp, Harold D. Rediscovery of the Eastern Shore: Delmarva Travelogues of the 1870s. Wye Mills, MD: Chesapeake College Press, 1986.
Annotation / Notes: Reprints of articles by four different authors which appeared in the leading nineteenth century publications of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Lippincott's Magazine, and Scribner's Monthly. The authors included noted illustrator Howard Pyle and Maryland writer George Townsend.
Jopp, Harold D. "Kit Wesler's Manuscript on Claiborne's Trading Post." Isle of Kent (Summer 1991): 227-28.
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.
Rhodes, Harry C. Queenstown: The Social History of a Small American Town. Queenstown, MD: Queen Anne Press, 1985.
Schoch, Mildred C., comp. The Endeavours & Exertions of Queen Anne's County, Maryland During the Revolutionary War 1775-1783. N.p.: [Queen Anne's County Bicentennial Commission, 1976].
Shipe, Bess Patterson. "Claiborne's Camelot." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 18 (April 1989): 72-75.
Annotation / Notes: William Claiborne and Kent Island.
Speed, Bettye. "Bloody Point and its Legends." Isle of Kent (Summer 1990): 196-97.
Truitt, Reginald V. The Saga of Blunt's Warehouse, Kent Island, Maryland. Queen Anne's County Historical Society, 1980.
Vojtech, Pat. "New Age at Kent Narrows." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 22 (April 1993): 30-35.