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Johnson, Whittington B. "The Origin and Nature of African Slavery in Seventeenth-Century Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 73 (September 1978): 236-45.
Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.
Risjord, Norman K. Builders of Annapolis: Enterprise and Politics in a Colonial Capital. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A history of colonial Annpolis presented through the lives of eleven prominent citizens. Represented are a printer, a governor, a doctor, and a cabinetmaker. Included are such well known Maryland surnames as Carroll, Paca, Dulany, Chase, and Shaw.
Risjord, Norman K. "300 Years of Printing in Maryland." Historic St. Mary's City Newsletter 7 (Winter 1985/86): 3.
Brown, John E. "Toward the Writing of a New County History." Harford Historical Bulletin 64 (Spring 1995): 55-104.
Fields, Darin E. "George Alsop's Indentured Servant in 'A Character of the Province of Maryland.'" Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Fall 1990): 221-35.
Hallstead, William F. "Literary Maryland." Maryland 7 (Winter 1974): 15-20.
Krugler, John D., ed. To Live Like Princes: "A Short Treatise Sett Downe in a Letter Written by R.W. to His Worthy Friend C. J. R. Concerning the New Plantation Now Erecting under the Right Ho[nora]ble the Lord Baltimore in Maryland. " Baltimore: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1976.
Kunesch, Harry Henson. George Alsop's A Character of the Province of Maryland: A Critical Edition. Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University, 1970.
Annotation / Notes: A Character was originally published in 1666.
Lemay, J. A. Leo. Men of Letters in Colonial Maryland. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Lemay focuses on ten literary figures important to the culture of early Maryland. These include 17th-century authors Andrew White, John Hammond and George Alsop; poets Ebenezer Cook and James Sterling; printers William Parks and Jonas Green; and Dr. Alexander Hamilton and the Reverend Thomas Bacon of Tuesday Club fame. Although scholarly in its approach, this is the best overview of the intellectual culture of colonial Maryland.
Michener, James. Chesapeake. New York: Random House, Inc., 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Historical novel.
Nichols, Capper. "Tobacco and the Rise of Writing in Colonial Maryland." Mississippi Quarterly 50 (Winter 1997): 5-36.
Shivers, Frank R., Jr. Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards. 1985; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: The definitive introduction to Maryland's intellectual and literary landscape. Although Shivers takes an expansive view of Maryland literature, including some writers whose connections are tenuous, all the important literary figures in Maryland history receive their due. This is an excellent source for discovering many of the less known but important contributors to Maryland's literature.
Baer, Elizabeth. Seventeenth Century Maryland: A Bibliography. Baltimore: John Work Garrett Library, 1949.
Annotation / Notes: This work supplies not only descriptive cataloging for 209 seventeenth century Maryland books and maps, but also provides insights into the collecting habits of the founder of the Evergreen Collection. Reproductions of title pages are included.
Brown, John E., comp. "Articles from The Harford Historical Bulletin Concerning Harford County History, Arranged According to Historical Periods." Harford Historical Bulletin 56 (Spring 1993): 58-71.
Cox, Richard J. The Origins of Archival Development in Maryland, 1634-1934. M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Cox presents the development of what he argued were Maryland's three most important archival institutions -- the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland State Archives, and the Baltimore City Archives. Some discussion is also given to the development of the history profession in Maryland.
Ellis, Donna M., and Karen A. Stuart. The Calvert Papers: Calendar and Guide to the Microfilm Edition. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: An item-level detailed finding aid, over 200 pages in length, to one of the Maryland Historical Society's most important collections. Includes a history of the collection.
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.
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.
Rose, Lou. "Ebenezer Cooke's The Sot Weed Factor and its Uses as a Social Document in the History of Colonial Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 78 (Winter 1983): 272-277.
Rose, Lou. "Social Attitudes Toward Prohibition: A Calvert County Example." Calvert County Historical Society News 2 (January 1983): 1-2.
Annotation / Notes: Rose argues for the value of using a literary work like Ebenezer Cooke's The Sot Weed Factor for insight into the social attitudes and mores of Maryland at the turn of the seventeenth century. However, the article restricts its attention primarily to Cooke's use of Calvert County for his satire on the legal and judicial systems, even though Cooke did not reside in the county during his Maryland sojourn.
Barlow, Marjorie Dana, comp. Notes on Woman Printers In Colonial America and the United States 1639-1975. New York: Hroswitha Club, 1976.
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.