Cornelison, Alice, Silas E. Craft, Sr., and Lillie Price.History of Blacks in Howard County, Maryland: Oral History, Schooling and Contemporary Issues. Columbia, MD: Howard County, Maryland NAACP, 1986.
Klingelhofer, Eric. "Aspects of Early African-American Material Culture: Artifacts from the Slave Quarters at Garrison Plantation, Maryland." Historical Archaeology 21 (1987): 112-19.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines the objects excavated from the slave quarters at Garrison Plantation near Baltimore, Maryland. Various groups of objects represented early black material culture which reveal aspects of Africanisms. Archaeology is particularly useful for the study of Africanisms found in material culture as patterns of found objects may be compared chronologically and geographically.
Annotation / Notes: This study describes the first phase in Annapolis's development as an urban center. It covers the period in which the community progressed from a settlement to a city. This period was marked by three patterns of development -- the acquisition of land, a growth in the population, and the town's evolution as a market for imported goods.
Belle Air Chapter, Brigadier General Rezin Beall Chapter, Marlborough Towne Chapter, Toaping Castle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Prince George's County Memorial Library System.Reminders of Revolutionary Days in Prince George's County. N.p.: 1975.
Boyd, Thomas Hulings Stockton.The History of Montgomery County, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Clarksburgh, MD [Baltimore, W. K. Boyle & son, printers], 1879; reprint, Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Written following the American, and the County's, Centennial, this work places special emphasis on land grants and prominent men. Includes a directory of the towns, villages, and residents.
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.
Carr, Lois Green. "The Metropolis of Maryland': A Comment on Town Development Along the Tobacco Coast." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Summer 1974): 124-45.
Annotation / Notes: Many towns in the Chesapeake area failed during the seventeenth century. Towns were not needed as commercial centers for the tobacco trade, the major economy of the area at that time. Carr uses St. Mary's City as an example of such a failure.
Carr, Lois Green, and Russell R. Menard.Cecil County Maryland 1608-1850 As Seen By Some Visitors and Several Essays on Local History Collected by G.E. Gifford, Jr. Rising Sun, MD: George E. Gifford Memorial Committee, Calvert School, 1974.
Coale, Joseph M.Middling Planters of Ruxton, 1694-1850. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: A history of this Baltimore County community arranged around the seven land patents that define that portion of the County. The author makes a broad use of primary sources and touches upon the history of the churches, towns, and schools.
Fox, Jeanette L. "The Settlement of Wickliff's Creek." Chronicles of St. Mary's 31 (September 1983): 81-88.
Annotation / Notes: Wickliff's Creek was an unusual community of freeholds in a colony of largely manorial landholdings. Due to the nature of freeholding, the early settlers were able to be economically successful and politically active, however, the nature of the community, which allowed the landowners to become successful with little, if any, initial backing, limited expansion, kept the community from growing and most settlers emigrated.
Hienton, Louise Joyner. "Sidelights: Charles Town, Prince George's First County Seat." Maryland Historical Magazine 63 (1968): 401-411.
Annotation / Notes: The author presents a narrative description of Charles Town during its hey day as an economic center. She lists the land owners, the store owners, the justicies of the County, and other political figures. With improved roads and increasing population settlement in the north, Charles Town was replaced in 1721 as the County seat.
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.
Kraus, Walter L. "Belle Chance at Andrews Air Force Base: A Piece of Maryland's Past." Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Fall 1988): 268-73.
Annotation / Notes: Kraus argues that Andrews has the most historic setting of any airforce base in the country. He then goes on to discuss the history of the ownership of the land and the history of Belle Chance, a house on base.
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