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Diggs, Louis S. In Our Voices: A Folk History in Legacy. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 1998.
Diggs, Louis S. Since the Beginning: African American Communities in Towson. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: East Towson, Sandy Bottom, Lutherville, Schwartz Avenue.
Hall, Robert L. "Slave Resistance in Baltimore City and County, 1747-1790." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 305-18.
Kimmel, Ross M. "Free Blacks in Seventeenth-Century Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Spring 1976): 19-25.
McDonald, Leib. "The Christiana Riot." History Trails 31 (Winter 1996-Spring 1997): 9-11.
Anson, Melanie D. Olmsted's Sudbrook: The Making of a Community. Baltimore: Sudbrook Park, Inc., 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Sudbrook Park is one of the few neighborhoods where Frank Law Olmsted's plan was carried out to its entirety. It is a nationally significant example of community design. It was the first, and most important, Olmsted suburb in the region.
Breihan, Jack. "Necessary Visions: Community Planning in Wartime." Maryland Humanities (November 1998): 11-14.
Annotation / Notes: During World War II, as a result of the growth of the domestic immigration of industrial workers, two planned communities were developed in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The first of these was Baltimore County's Middle River, a community for whites, a project of the Martin aircraft plant. The second was Cherry Hill, a south Baltimore, black community. They were both garden suburbs focused on a central commercial center.
Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene. Baltimore, An Illustrated History. American Historical Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore, 1608-2000, for the general reader. A chronological history is presented which touches upon growth, politics, economics, education, cultural organizations, etc. Included at the end is a series of approximately 45 histories of leading 20th century businesses, companies, and organizations.
Cross, E. May. "The Patent Medicine Show and Other Events at Rayville." History Trails 33 (Spring 1999): 9-12.
Cross, E. May. Dundalk, Then & Now 1894-1980. Dundalk, MD: Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, 1980.
Fee, Elizabeth, et. al. "Baltimore by Bus: Steering a New Course through the City's History." Radical History Review 28-30 (1984): 206-216.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the development of the alternative, left oriented "People's Bus Tour" of Baltimore. The tour's intention was to demonstrate the diversity of Baltimore and to show the conflicts and processes that affected the City's working class. Class relations are interpreted throughout Baltimore's history by visiting significant and visually interesting places.
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Eleven essays documenting the working class history of Baltimore, stretching across many of Baltimore's neighborhoods -- from Federal Hill to Hampden, Edmondson Village to Dundalk. This work grew out of a "People's History Tour of Baltimore." Each chapter includes a map of relevant sites. There are fifteen interviews. It is well illustrated and includes an excellent bibliography.
Frank, Beryl. Way Back When in Sudbrook Park. Baltimore: Sudbrook Park, Inc., 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The major focus of this work are the one to two pages, illustrated, histories of 17 selected houses. Although architecture is mentioned, the major focus is on the lives of the people who occupied the houses. Their is a description of community life by the activities of the months. Over 60 people were interviewed for this work.
Grimes, Michael A. The Development of Baltimore's Northwest Corridor, 1919-1930. Columbus, OH: Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 1989.
Martinak, George J. A Short History of Essex and Middle River. Second printing. N.p., 1963.
May, Huguette D., and Anthea Smith. Finding the Charm in Charm City: Affectionate Views of Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A modern photo documentary, using color Polaris Image Transfers of "charming spots" in Baltimore. These spots may not be considered so charming any place else in the world, but definitely display Baltimore's character. Through these image the authors show buildings, building details, and streetscapes. There is an accompanying text that gives a brief history of neighborhoods, buildings, and roads. A visual documentation of Baltimore in the 1990s.
Thomas, Dawn F., and Robert Barnes. The Green Spring Valley-Its History and Heritage. 2 vols. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: One of the largest histories dedicated to a Maryland locale. The first half of the first volume includes intensive information on the area's land grants, biographical sketches of early settlers, a discussion of the economic development of the area, histories of the area's religious congregations, the areas educational institutions, and horse culture. The second portion deals with the history of the area's houses and the people who lived in them. The second volume, by Robert Barnes, is a genealogy of 32 major families.
Thomas, Dawn F., and Robert Barnes. "The Volunteer Tradition." History Trails 9 (Autumn 1974): 1-8.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore County's various volunteer fire companies, arranged by location and order of development.
Warfield, Missy. "History Keeps a Valley Green." Maryland Horse 43 (September 1977): 36-41.
Annotation / Notes: Comments about Worthington Valley.
Bunting, Elaine, and Patricia D'Amario. Counties of Northern Maryland. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A series designed for young readers.
Dare, Charles P. "Wild Fowl of the Chesapeake." History Trails 18 (Summer 1984): 13-16.
Baltimore Archives Network, comp. Baltimore's Past: A Directory of Historical Sources. Baltimore: History Press, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: Much of the contact information is outdated, but it is still the best quick tool for determining who collects what in the Baltimore area.
Arnold, Joseph L. "Suburban Growth and Municipal Annexation in Baltimore, 1745-1918." Maryland Historical Magazine 73 (June 1978): 109-28.
Annotation / Notes: The battles between Baltimore City and Baltimore County over the suburban territory spanning a century and a half. This fight was for a larger tax base and the promise of better services providing an important historical perspective on current city-suburban problems.
Agle, Anna Bradford, and Sidney Hovey Wanzer, eds. "Dearest Braddie: Love and War in Maryland, 1860-61, Part I." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Spring 1993): 73-88.
Annotation / Notes: Letters from Edward Spencer to Anne Catherine Bradford Harrison, written during their courtship in late 1860 and 1861, provide evidence of tensions related to Unionist vs. Secessionist sentiment in Maryland in the critical months leading up to the Civil War. Edward initially hopes that the Union can be preserved, but increasingly expresses alarm at actions by the new Republican administration to assure Maryland's loyalty, by coercion if necessary. Tender expressions of affection alternate with extended passages of intense political commentary. The letters and other Spencer papers are from the collection of the Milton Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University.