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Walsh, Lorena S. "Land, Landlord, and Leaseholder: Estate Management and Tenant Fortunes in Southern Maryland, 1642-1820." Agricultural History 59 (July 1985): 373-396.
Annotation / Notes: Based on the astonishing records of a Jesuit-owned estate in Charles County that lasted for 175 years, Walsh examined 233 tenants, and the effect of their short term vs. long term leases on resource waste or conservation. The story explains how owners used leasing as a means for plantation development and as an alternative to slave labor.
Charbeneau, Jim. Shouts and Whispers: Stories from the Southern Chesapeake Bay. White Stone, VA: Brandylane Publishers, 1997.
Parker, Willie J. Game Warden: Chesapeake Assignment. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1983.
Fields, Barbara Jeanne. Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Annotation / Notes: The author explores how free populations in Maryland - both black and white - challenged the notion of a slave society. The free black population, very much interconnected with the slave population in terms of kinship ties, also provided a threat to the underpinnings of the system. Once freedom arrived, social relationships also had to be redefined. The author writes that "free blacks did not occupy a unique or legitimate place within Maryland society, but instead formed an anomalous adjunct to the slave population" (3). By 1840, free blacks in Maryland composed 41% of the total black population of the state, or the largest free black population of any state in the nation.
Johansen, Mary Carroll. "'Intelligence, Though Overlooked:' Education for Black Women in the Upper South, 1800-1840." Maryland Historical Magazine 93 (Winter 1998): 443-65.
Annotation / Notes: Black and white educators established forty-six schools for free black children in the early nineteenth century. These educators supported education for black women believing that women transmitted knowledge and morals, thus shaping a generation of virtuous citizens. In addition, educators looked to education as a means by which to form self-sufficient and industrious free black communities.
Yentsch, Anne. "Hot, Nourishing, and Culturally Potent: The Transfer of West African Cooking Traditions to the Chesapeake." Sage 9 (Summer 1995): 15-29.
Harp, David W., and Tom Horton. Water's Way: Life Along the Chesapeake. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay on the environmental plight of the Eastern Shore, special attention is paid to the area's natural history and the life of the watermen.
Lumpkins, Maggie Henderson. "Memories of St. George Island." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 104-6.
Okonowicz, Ed. Disappearing Delmarva: Portraits of the Peninsula People. Elkton, MD: Myst and Lace Publishers, 1997.
White, Dan. Crosscurrents in Quiet Water: Portraits of the Chesapeake. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay of the changing lives of the Eastern Shore's peoples focusing on watermen, boat builders, environmentalists, and chicken farmers. Special emphasis is placed on Smith Island and Crisfield. Photographs by Jon Naso and Marion Warren.
Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Maryland. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of those Maryland counties, all but seven of the twenty-three, touched by saltwater, arranged by theme and locale. There is a great deal of emphasis on the founding of towns and important personages, a wide variety of subjects are covered.
Brewington, M. V. Chesapeake Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History. 1953; 2d edition, New York: Bonanza Books, 1956.
Annotation / Notes: While primarily about boats on the Bay, Brewington's book has many contemporary environmental insights.
Capper, John, Garrett Power, and Frank Shivers. Chesapeake Waters: Pollution, Public Health and Public Opinion, 1602-1972. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1983.
De Gast, Robert. The Oyster Men of the Chesapeake. Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing Company, 1970.
Annotation / Notes: One cannot separate the Chesapeake oyster as a natural resource from the men and vessels which harvested them. Bob De Gast's book is a compelling visual story with accurate, if spare, text.
DeGast, Robert. Western Wind, Eastern Shore: A Sailing Cruise Around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: De Gast sails a small boat around the entire DelMarVa Peninsula, an interesting voyage with useful observations.
Gottfried, Michael D. "Fossil Pioneers: The Chesapeake Region and the Early History of Paleontology in North America." Bugeye Times 16 (Fall 1991): 1, 6-7.
Harp, David, and Tom Horton. Water's Way: Life Along the Chesapeake. Washington, DC: Elliott & Clark, 1992.
Kryder-Reid, E. "The Archaeology of Vision in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Gardens." Journal of Garden History 14 (January-March 1994): 42-54.
Lawson, Glenn. The Last Waterman: A True Story. Crisfield, MD: Crisfield Publishing Company, 1988.
MacKay, Bryan. Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Middleton, Arthur Pierce. Tobacco Coast. 1953; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Middleton, subsequently a retired Episcopal Canon, for years directed work at Colonial Williamsburg. This defining volume on Chesapeake Maritime History contains valuable environmental references coupled to the region's colonial economy.
Miller, Henry M. "Transforming a 'Splendid and Delightsome Land:' Colonists and Ecological Change in the Chesapeake, 1670 - 1820." Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 76 (September 1986): 173-87.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Genteel and Necessary Amusements: Public Pleasure Gardens in Eighteenth-Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 118-24.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Writings about Pleasure and Kitchen Gardening Available in Eighteenth Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 153-59.