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Davidson, Thomas E. "Free Blacks in Old Somerset County, 1745-1755." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Summer 1985): 151-156.
Annotation / Notes: County court records of Somerset County, Maryland during the eighteenth century are particularly complete, allowing for detailed studies of the county's population during that period. The author contributes to the scholarship which, up until 1985, focused primarily on the origins of black culture on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the seventeenth century. The author also adds to the growing scholarship on free blacks in this region, which tended to also focus on the seventeenth century. In addition to examining court records to determine the numbers of free Negroes and mulattoes, the author also attempts to determine how members of these populations obtained their free status, that is, through manumission or the as the result of being children of free mothers (free-born).
Blake, Allison. The Chesapeake Bay Book: A Complete Guide. 3rd edition. Lee, MA: Berkshire House Publishers, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: A well researched tour guide for the general population.
Chappell, Helen. "Island Outpost." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 23 (April 1994): 42-47, 56.
Annotation / Notes: Deal Island.
Dize, Frances. Smith Island, Chesapeake Bay. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1989.
Dove, Tom. "Destination: Crisfield." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 26 (April 1997): 50-57.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Forsthoffer, Joseph P. "Crisfield Crab Daze." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 22 (August 1992): 26-29.
Foster, Sally. The Private World of Smith Island. New York: Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: A juvenile audience photo book which addresses the question of "What is it like to live on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay."
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.
Hayman, Louise. "Somerset County." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 11 (Sunshine 1987): 36-40.
Jopp, Harold D. Rediscovery of the Eastern Shore: Delmarva Travelogues of the 1870s. Wye Mills, MD: Chesapeake College Press, 1986.
Annotation / Notes: Reprints of articles by four different authors which appeared in the leading nineteenth century publications of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Lippincott's Magazine, and Scribner's Monthly. The authors included noted illustrator Howard Pyle and Maryland writer George Townsend.
McCabe, Carol. "Olde Princess Anne Days." Early American Life 20 (October 1989): 16-27.
Ramsay, Meredith. The Mediating Effects of Social Structures and Culture on Local and Economic Development Policy: The Cases of Princess Anne and Crisfield, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland at College Park, 1992.
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.
Ritter, Laura. "Semper Eadem." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 11 (Sunshine 1987): 41-42.
Russo, Jean Elliott. 'The Interest of the County': Population, Economy, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Somerset County, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 1999.
Sayles, Tim. "The Immutable Smith Island." Mid-Atlantic Country 10 (February 1989): 28-33, 90.
Sheehan, K. "Order and Disorder on Smith Island." Raritan 14 (Fall 1994): 109-34.