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Carroll, Kenneth L. "Thomas Thurston, Renegade Maryland Quaker." Maryland Historical Magazine 62 (1967): 170-192.
David, Jonathan. "The Sermon and the Shout: A History of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware." Southern Folklore Quarterly 51, no. 3 (1994): 241-63.
Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.
Klein, Mary O. "'We Shall Be Accountable to God:' Some Inquiries into the Position of Blacks in Somerset Parish, Maryland, 1692-1865." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Winter 1992): 399-406.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines the conversion of free blacks and slaves in Somerset Parish. While a 1664 Maryland law stated that baptism had no effect on the status of a slave, the Anglican church worked towards conversion of the enslaved. However, Christian education and baptism varied depending on individual slaveowners. In some cases, the enslaved themselves refused to be baptized. Evidence of African religious practices remained alongside the practice of Christianity.
Saraceni, Jessica E. "Secret Religion of Slaves." Archaeology 49 (November/December 1996): 21.
Davis, Vernon Perdue, and James Scott Rawlings. The Colonial Churches of Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina; Their Interiors and Worship. Richmond, VA: Dietz Press, 1985.
Everstine, Carl N. "Maryland's Toleration Act: An Appraisal." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Summer 1984): 99-116.
Annotation / Notes: Considered from afar, Maryland's Toleration Act (1649) reinforces the nation's long tradition of religious toleration and moderation; or does it? After examining the wording of the act, and the history of toleration prior to 1649, the author points out that the act was repealed in 1654, and, while the repeal was itself repealed soon after, toleration would continue in force only until 1696, when the Church of England was established as the sole religious establishment in the Province. Caught in the rivalry between the resurgent Puritans and the Catholics at mid-century, religious toleration was on shaky grounds from the beginning. With the ascendancy of the Anglican Church in 1696, things grew worse for Catholics, and more legislation was adopted in the ensuing years restricting their ability to practice their religion publicly. Religious toleration for Christians was re-introduced in the state Constitution of 1776 and expanded to include Jews fifty years later.
Jordan, David W. "'God's Candle' Within Government: Quakers and Politics in Early Maryland." William and Mary Quarterly 3d series, 39 (October 1982): 628-54.
Papenfuse, Edward C. An Act Concerning Religion, April 21, 1649: An Interpretation and Tribute to the Citizen Legislators of Maryland. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1999.
Yackel, Peter G. "Benefit of Clergy in Colonial Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Winter 1974): 383-97.
Davis, Richard Beale. Intellectual Life in the Colonial South 1585-1763, 3 vols. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Davis's three-volume work surveys the "nature and development of the southern mind" during the colonial period and seeks to counter the standard interpretation of the predominant role of colonial New England in shaping the intellectual life of what would become the new nation. Topics include education, libraries and printing, religious writings, fine arts, literature, and public oratory. The volumes draw extensively on manuscript collections, some only recently discovered, in Britain and the United States, including important Maryland archives; chapters are followed by extensive bibliographies and notes.
Terrar, Edward F. Social, Economic, and Religious Beliefs among Maryland Catholic Laboring People during the Period of the English Civil War, 1639-1660. Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.
Hardy, Beatriz Betancourt. "Women and the Catholic Church in Maryland, 1689-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Winter 1999): 396-418.
Annotation / Notes: A comparison of the experiences of two Catholic colonial women - Jane Doyne, an elite woman from the lower Western Shore, and Jenny, an enslaved woman on the Eastern Shore. Roman Catholicism was a significant part of their lives, and as women they served an important role in maintaining and transmitting the Catholic faith. However, their different status had an impact on their religious experiences.
Meyers, Debra A. Religion, Women and the Family in Maryland, 1634-1713. Ph.D. diss., University of Rochester, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Explores the mentality of seventeenth century Maryland women by studying over 5,000 wills, which give expression to beliefs about property, relationships, gender roles, and religion. Meyer found that religious beliefs affected the values and behavior of colonial Marylanders. For example, Calvinists viewed women as subordinates and Free Will Christians considered women as trusted peers. Religion is a "crucial variable" in understanding early modern societies.
Yewell, Therese C. Women of Achievement in Prince George's County History. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Planning Board, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This is a model of how to present biographical portraits. The biographies of these Prince George's County women are arranged in chronological order. Each chapter begins with an historical narrative that places the biographies in context.
Carroll, Kenneth L. "America's First Quakers - Where, When, and by Whom?" Quaker History 85 (1996): 49-59.
Carroll, Kenneth L. "Quakerism on the Eastern Shore of Virginia." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 74 (1966): 170-189.
Codignola, Luca. "Roman Catholic Ecclesiastics in English North America, 1610-58: A Comparative Assessment." Historical Studies: Canadian Catholic Historical Association [Canada] 65 (1999): 107-124.
Keller, Allan. "The Catholics in Maryland." Early American Life 9 (1978): 18-21, 78-79.
Lurie, Maxine N. "Theory and Practice of Religious Toleration in the Seventeenth Century: The Proprietary Colonies as a Case Study." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (1984): 117-125.
Riordan, Timothy B. "The 17th-century Cemetery at St. Mary's City: Mortuary Practices in the Early Chesapeake." Historical Archaeology 31 (1997): 28-40.
Sawyer, Jeffrey K. "'Benefit of Clergy' in Maryland and Virginia." American Journal of Legal History 34 (January 1990): 49-68.
Worrall, Jay, Jr. "America's First Quakers Revisited: a Response to 'America's First Quakers --Where, When, and by Whom?' by Kenneth L. Carroll." Quaker History 86 (1997): 50-60.
Himmelheber, Peter. "The Newtowne Chaple, circa 1650." Chronicles of St. Mary's, 49 (Spring 2001): 89-93.