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Abingbade, Harrison Ola. "The Settler-African Conflicts: The Case of the Maryland Colonists and the Grebo 1840-1900." Journal of Negro History 66 (Summer 1981): 93-109.
Crowley, C. H. "Birthday by the Bay." Saturday Evening Post 267 (March/April 1995): 80-81.
Dessaint, A. Y. Southern Maryland Yesterday and Today: Crab Pots and Sotweed Fields. Prince Frederick, MD: Calvert County Historical Society, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Historic photographs and excerpts from 60 of the "best" works on Southern Maryland. Arranged predominately by theme, the chapters include working the land, working the water, life in the home, and life in the community. A ten page introduction gives a brief chronological history of the area.
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.
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.
Smith, Bert. Down the Ocean: Postcards from Maryland and Delaware Beaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Arranged by theme and subject -- famous housing, boardwalk, on the beach, life saving. It presents a vivid picture of life at the shore as interpreted through postcards. Includes some illustration on spots on the way -- diners, bridges, etc. Information on the cards themselves is included and adds to the work's usefulness.
Smith, Bert. Greetings from Baltimore: Postcard Views of the City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: The history of Baltimore as told through postcards, arranged by subject -- harbor, shopping downtown, monuments, etc. Each section is accompanied by several paragraphs of text. Also included is information on the postcards themselves, as well as on the collecting and history of postcards. Illustrations are excellent, slightly enlarged, and show off the medium.
Sullivan, C. John, Jr. "Ocean City in Black and White: A Special Maryland Revisited." Maryland Humanities (March 1999): 6-7.
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.
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.
Lang, Varley. Follow the Water. Winston Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1961.
Warner, William W. Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: Must reading for anyone wishing to know the Chesapeake, its environment and water ways.
Wroten, William H. Jr. Assateague. 1970; 2d edition, Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1972.
Wroten, William H. Jr. From a Lighthouse Window: Recipes and Recollections from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. St. Michaels, MD: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 1989.
Perlman, Nancy. "BMI Research Center Officially Opens." Nuts and Bolts 10 (Summer 1992): [5].
Annotation / Notes: This detailed, single page, article provides an excellent introduction to the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's research center.
Steele, Ann E. "A Short History of the BMI's Exhibits and Programs." Nuts and Bolts 9 (Special Anniversary Edition 1991): 4-5.
Annotation / Notes: This administrative history includes a very useful list of "Highlights of the Museum's Exhibits and Programs" which provides an excellent history of the museum during its first ten years.
Abribat, Beverly. "The Jefferson Island Club." Weather Gauge 24 (Fall 1988): 10-21; 25 (Fall 1989): 8-14.
Ellis, Carolyn. Fisher Folk: Two Communities on the Chesapeake Bay. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1986.
Annotation / Notes: A sociological case study of two traditional water-economy Chesapeake Bay communities, one in tidewater Virginia and the other on the islands of Maryland, both assigned pseudonyms in social science convention. Ellis contends that these isolated settlements retain distinctive elements of traditional culture, even as they increasingly are drawn into contact with and impacted by outside forces. Based on extensive field research conducted in the 1970s and early 1980s, this study examines family and kin, work, social organization, the role of religion, and mechanisms of social control. Ellis concludes with consideration of the prospects for the future in terms of preservation or change for traditional Chesapeake area communities.
Horton, Tom. An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake. New York, W. W. Norton and Company, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: Horton's title suggests his principal themes in examining Smith Island life: that the islands represent a distinctive way of life rooted in another time whose preservation into the future may literally be running out of time. An environmental columnist for the Baltimore Sun who lived on Smith Island in the late 1980s as an environmental educator with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Horton examines the water-related economy, traditionally based on oystering and crabbing, and the unique way of life that evolved in the relative isolation of the island communities. His book profiles the personalities of Smith Island, the work of men and women, the pervasive role of religion in island life, and social, economic, and environmental changes threatening the island's future.
Lesher, Pete. "Eastern Shore Summers: Waterfront Guest Houses and Hotels in the Age of Steam." Weather Gauge 35 (Fall 1999): 18-23.