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Carroll, Kenneth L. "The Berry Brothers of Talbot County, Maryland: Early Antislavery Leaders." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 1-9.
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.
Nevile, Barry, and Edward Jones. "Slavery in Worcester County, Maryland, 1688-1766." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Fall 1994): 319-27.
Annotation / Notes: The authors examine slavery in Worcester County, Maryland, before the American Revolution, in order to paint a different picture of slavery than that which is portrayed in popular culture, the large, gang-labor-based institution of the cotton South. Ultimately, the authors set out to identify changing patterns of slaveholding in the county before the Revolution. The increase in the use of slaves corresponded with the decline in the use of indentured servants.
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.
Browne, Gary L. 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.
Cooper, Richard W. Profile of a Colonial Community: Salisbury Towne and Wicomico County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1986.
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.
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.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Settlement, Community, and Economy: The Development of Towns in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, 1660-1775. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Thomas argues that the seventeen clustered settlements that dotted the lower Eastern Shore actually functioned as towns. Although legislatively established they have been largely ignored in the history of the Chesapeake region. Most historians argue that the area was rural, when in fact its character was between urban and rural.
Carr, Lois Green, and Lorena S. Walsh. "The Standard of Living in the Colonial Chesapeake." William and Mary Quarterly 45 (January 1988): 135-59.
Annotation / Notes: Carr and Walsh make detailed use of probate records from seventeenth and eighteenth century Maryland to argue that the period in Chesapeake area history represented a shift from an early emphasis upon material necessities to an improved standard of living marked by "gentility." The authors contend that this change reached across class lines and helped to fuel, rather than check, the productive economy of the colony. The article includes extensive tables and graphs of evidence regarding consumer items for several Maryland and Virginia counties.
Coers, D. V. "New Light on the Composition of Ebenezer Cook's Sot-Weed Factor." American Literature 49 (January 1978): 604-06.
Annotation / Notes: Coers offers evidence to support the contention that Ebenezer Cook's satire The Sot-Weed Factor was likely written no earlier than 1702, later than the 1695 date previously ascribed. He draws upon internal references in Cook's writing to Queen Anne, not crowned monarch until 1702, and a Dorchester County Court land record to support his case. The later date would suggest that the work was based on his visit to Maryland in the 1690s, but not written until afterwards.
Craig, Peter Stebbins. The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware: Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey and Cecil County, Maryland, 1638-1693. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy, no. 3. Winter Park, FL: SAG, 1993.
Russo, Jean B. Free Workers in a Plantation Economy: Talbot County, Maryland, 1690-1759. Outstanding Studies in Early American History. New York: Garland, 1989.
Cawley, Alexandra Silver. Household and Community: Kent County, Maryland, 1631-1676. Ph.D. diss., American University, 2004.
Barrett, Charles L. "Russell Family Talbot County, Maryland 1671-1735." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 17 (Fall 1976): 225-29.
Kinnamon, Lester J., ed. Great Choptank Parish, 1693-1974. Cambridge, MD: Vestry of Great Choptank Parish, 1975.
Cawley, Alexa Silver. "To go...and make peace with him:' Friendship and Community in Seventeenth-century Kent County." Maryland Historical Magazine, 101 (Summer 2006): 142-66.
Archaelogical Society of Delaware. Icehouse Point Site. Bethlehem, CT: The Society, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Historic 17th-century plantation site in Queen Anne's County.
Russell, George Ely. "Court Depositions and Affidavits as Evidence of Age in Maryland 1637-1657." Maryland Magazine of Genealogy, 2 (Fall 1979): 68-75.
Russo, Jean Burrell. Free Workers in a Plantation Economy: Talbot County, Maryland, 1690-1759. Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1983.
Barrett, Charles L. "Walter Kirby Famly Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne's Counties, Maryland 1679-ca.1750." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 21 (Summer 1980): 216-19.
Whitney, Alethea Helen. A History of the Manokin Presbyterian Church: Princess Anne, Maryland, 1672-1980. Denton, MD: Baker Pringing Co., 1981.
Claiborne, J. Herbert. "William Claiborne of Kent Island." William and Mary Quarterly, series 2, 1 (April 1921): 73-99.