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Jackl, W. E. "Station Number Eleven of the Enoch Pratt Free Library." Journal of Library History 7 (1972): 141-156.
Annotation / Notes: East Baltimore's Station Number Eleven, which began in two rooms in a settlement house was amazingly successful in servicing its Jewish immigrant population with very mere resources. This article includes some discussion in the early 20th century library controversy of whether or not libraries should collection non-English works. Also stressed is the role the public library played in the Americanization of the immigrant.
Key, Betty McKeever, comp. Oral History in Maryland: A Directory. Edited by Larry E. Sullivan. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1981.
Annotation / Notes: Although it is very outdated, this directory should serve be the starting point for anyone attempting to locate oral history collections relevant to Maryland. Collections surveyed were not only in institutional hands (schools, libraries, and historical agencies) but also belonged to governmental agencies and private individuals. Included are DC and PA collections of potential interest.
Bosworth, Timothy W. "Anti-Catholicism as a Political Tool in Mid-Eighteenth Century Maryland." Catholic Historical Review 61 (October 1975): 539-63.
Mason, Keith. "Localism, Evangelicalism, and Loyalism: The Sources of Oppression in the Revolutionary Chesapeake." Journal of Southern History 56 (February 1990): 23-54.
Atwood, Liz. "Jews in Maryland." Maryland 25 (Summer 1993): 19-25.
Bauernschub, John P. Columbianism in Maryland, 1897-1965. Baltimore: Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus, 1965.
Bilhartz, Terry. Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening: Church and Society in Early National Baltimore. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univerity Press, 1986.
Chappell, Helen. The Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the Region. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
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.
Davis, Richard Beale. "Southern Writing of the Revolutionary Period c. 1760-1790." Early American Literature 12 (Fall 1977): 107-20.
Annotation / Notes: Davis contends that a great body of literature for the late eighteenth century American South has only just begun to be recognized and made available. The author provides a brief discussion of representative works in the various genres considered-letters, pamphlets, theological writings, diaries, poems, etc.-along with a bibliography of holdings in the Maryland Historical Society and other Southeastern state repositories. Davis believes that this literary collection-much of which was unpublished and relatively unknown-represents an important corrective to the impression that New England far outdistanced the South in written expression.
Guyther, Joseph Roy. "Riddle of the Amish Culture." Chronicles of St. Mary's 45 (Fall 1997): 242-46.
Jervey, Edward D. "Henry L. Mencken and American Methodism." Journal of Popular Culture 12 (Summer 1978): 75-87.
Annotation / Notes: Jervey chronicles H. L. Mencken's well-known antagonism toward organized religion, especially harsh in his writing of the 1920s. The article focuses especially upon Mencken's tendency to single out the Methodists, whom he viewed as representing the dominant social and cultural values of mainstream and conservative Protestantism. He argues that Protestant support for Prohibition and opposition to new, scientific knowledge, as evidenced by the conflict over the theory of evolution, served as touchstones for Mencken's satire and scorn.
Neville, John Davenport. "Hugh Jones and His Universal Georgian Calendar." Virginia Cavalcade 26 (Winter 1977): 134-43.
Annotation / Notes: Maryland Anglican Minister.
Rosenwaike, Ira. "Characteristics of Baltimore's Jewish Population in a Nineteenth-Century Census." American Jewish History 82 (1994): 123-39.
Annotation / Notes: Rosenwaike uses a unique census from the Baltimore City Archives to analyze the characteristics of Baltimore's Jewish population in 1868. The census, compiled by Baltimore police to determine ward size (and only partially completed), included religious identification, a category not listed in the federal manuscript census. Making use of a limited number of studies of Jewish population in other cities, most smaller, the author finds roughly similar patterns, though a slightly higher percentage who were native born and a very high percentage who listed Germany as their place of origin. Like their co-religionists elsewhere at the time, Baltimore Jews were relatively young, had sizable families, and were most likely to be headed by males in proprietary and managerial occupations.
Rosenwaike, Ira. "St. Martin's Camp." Isle of Kent (Spring 1993): 1-2.
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.
Vicchio, Stephen J. "Baltimore's Burial Practices, Mortuary Art, and Notions of Grief and Bereavement, 1780-1900." Maryland Historical Magazine 81 (Summer 1986): 134-148.
Annotation / Notes: Vicchio examines the history of the Westminster Burial Ground, established in Baltimore in 1787 by the First Presbyterian Church, as an example of funeral practices among the city's Protestants in the period 1780-1900. He distinguishes three periods: 1780-1810, characterized by simple stone markers and minimal ritual; 1810-1840, marked by greater class distinction, evident, for instance, in architectural embellishments, the early stages of a burial industry, and rituals emphasizing family loss; and 1840-1900, when the romantic view of death gave rise to "rural cemeteries," like Green Mount, the burial industry became highly established (adding flowers, embalming, and elaborate caskets), and sentimentalization of death prevailed.
Zmora, Nurith. "A Rediscovery of the Asylum: The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Through the Lives of Its First Fifty Orphans." American Jewish History 72 (March 1988): 452-75.
Annotation / Notes: Examining the early history of the Baltimore Hebrew Orphan Asylum, established in 1873 in west Baltimore, Zmora provides evidence to refute the interpretation that such institutions were characterized by detention and represented the breakdown of family ties. Her study draws upon a variety of records to provide a profile of the orphanage's early inmates and the families from which they came. Zmora contends that the profile indicates the special vulnerability of young widows and the difficulty of placing orphaned siblings in the same home, but argues for the relative success of the institution in reuniting children with members of their families.
Beauchamp, Virginia Walcott, ed. A Private War: Letters and Diaries of Madge Preston, 1862-1867. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
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.
McNeil, Betty Ann, D.C., ed. "The Journal of Mother Rose White: The Earliest History of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's Emmitsburg, Maryland." Vincentian Heritage 18 (1997): 19-56.
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.
Porges, Ida. "Remembering My Mother: Portrait of a Rebbetzin." American Jewish History 83 (1995): 331-36.
Requardt, Cynthia H., ed. "The Origins of Jewish Women's Social Service Work in Baltimore." Generations 5 (June 1984): 28-64.