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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.
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.
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.
Russell, George Ely. "Court Depositions and Affidavits as Evidence of Age in Maryland 1637-1657." Maryland Magazine of Genealogy, 2 (Fall 1979): 68-75.
Whitney, Alethea Helen. A History of the Manokin Presbyterian Church: Princess Anne, Maryland, 1672-1980. Denton, MD: Baker Pringing Co., 1981.
Thompson, G. Ray, trans. "Alcohol Prices in Somerset County, MD, 1687/8." Shoreline, 17 (December 2010): 17.
Boyer, Jefferson. "Mabell Bounds and the Ducking Stool: Punishment For Women in 17th Century Somerset Courts." Shoreline, 17 (December 2010): 9.
Moser, Jason D. 'The art and mystery of shipbuilding': An archaeological study of shipyards, shipwrights and shipbuilding in Somerset County, Maryland, 1660-1900. Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 2011.
Esgar, Lyndeth. Somerset County, Maryland: Marriage References and Family Relationships, 1666-1800. Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2013.
Vennos, Amy. "The Life of John Vigorous: The Practice of Surgery and the Pursuit of Social Status in Late 17th Century Somerset County." Shoreline, 23 (January 2017): 22-23.