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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.
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.
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.
Shomette, Donald G. Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake. Centreville, MD: Tidewater, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: Underwater archaeology.
Shomette, Donald G. "The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 30 (January 2000): 58-61, 94-95, 97.
Shomette, Donald G. "The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay." American Heritage of Invention and Technology, 14 (no. 3, 1999):12-16, 18-23.
Shomette, Donald G. "Charles County Hard Hit by the Civil War." The Record, 86(October 1999): 1-3.
Bowling, Garth, Jr. "Charles County's Georgetown Alumni During the Civil War." The Record, 67 (April 1995): 1.
Shomette, Donald G. "The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay." Chesapeake Bay Magazine, 18 (February 1989): 46-53.