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Wycherly, H. Alan. "H. L. Mencken vs. The Eastern Shore: December, 1931." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 74 (1970): 381-390.
Wycherly, H. Alan. "Burgess Eastern Shore Early Americana Museum." Peninsula Pacemaker 20 (August 1992): 22-23.
Enoch Pratt Free Library. A Guide to Maryland State Archives Holdings of Somerset County Records on Microfilm. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1989.
Enoch Pratt Free Library. "Maryland's Best Kept Humanities Secret: Burgess Early Americana Museum." Maryland Humanities (March/April 1994): 27.
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.
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.
Russo, Jean B. "The Constables' Lists: An Invaluable Resource." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 164-70.
Guest, Geoffrey. "The Boarding of the Dependent Poor in Colonial America." Social Service Review 63 (1989): 92-112.
Schilling-Estes, Natalie. "Accommodation Versus Concentration: Dialect Death in Two Post-insular Island Communities." American Speech 72 (1997): 12-32.
Jacob, John E. Somerset County in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.
Bruner, Cora Jean. The Role of Music in the Community Life of Smith Island, Maryland. D.M.A. diss., Catholic University of America, 2002.
Wall, Robert D. "Preliminary Archeological Investigation of the Maddox Island #2 Site (18SO240), Somerset County,Maryland." Maryland Archeology, 37 (March 2001): 13-17.
Bingham, F. Keith. "Beginning an Archives Program: The Case of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore." In Culture Keepers III. Westwood, MA: Faxon, RoweCom Academic Services for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, 2000.
Jopling, Carol F. Churches of Somerset County, Maryland.Annapolis, MD: Annapolis Publishing Company, 2000.
Gower, Jon. An Island Called Smith. Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales: Gomer Press, 2001.
Horner, T. Aaron. "The Mystery of Somerset County's Missing Court Record Books." Shoreline, 14 (December 2007): 13-15.
Kaufman, John Gilbert, Jr. "Lazarus Maddox: A Somerset County Settler." Shoreline, 14 (December 2007): 28-29.
Kunnen, Jeffrey. "John Pope: Planter and Rogue." Shoreline, 14 (June 2007): 8.
DiToto, Shannon. "John Winder: Valued Citizen of Somerset County." Shoreline, 14 (June 2007): 9.
Gehnrich, Stephen. "General Amos W.W. Woodcock." Shoreline, 14 (June 2007): 10.
Trader, James R. "The Gibbs and Cottingham Ferries Across the Pocomoke River." Shoreline, 14 (June 2007): 23-24.
Miller, Becky. "Follow the Land." Shoreline, 14 (June 2007): 32-33.