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Gibb, James G. "The Dorsey-Bibb Tobacco Flue: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland Agriculture." Calvert Historian 12 (Spring 1997): 4-20.
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.
Simpson, William E. "Alexius Lancaster, 1794-1856: Farm Life in Southern Maryland Circa 1818-1856, Preamble." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Spring 1995): 120.
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.
Fox, Jeanette L. "The Settlement of Wickliff's Creek." Chronicles of St. Mary's 31 (September 1983): 81-88.
Annotation / Notes: Wickliff's Creek was an unusual community of freeholds in a colony of largely manorial landholdings. Due to the nature of freeholding, the early settlers were able to be economically successful and politically active, however, the nature of the community, which allowed the landowners to become successful with little, if any, initial backing, limited expansion, kept the community from growing and most settlers emigrated.
King, Julia A. "Rural Life in Mid-19th Century St. Mary's County: The Susquehanna Farm at Cedar Point." Chronicle of St. Mary's 38 (Spring 1990): 289-300.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the nineteenth century rural character of St. Mary's County as seen through life at Susquehanna Farm. Two worlds inhabited the farm. The world of the land owner and his family and the world of the slaves who worked the farm.
Stone, Mary C. "St. Mary's County Foodways Prior to 1941, and Particularly During the Depression Years of the 1930's." Chronicles of St. Marys 24 (August 1976): 173-83.
Stone, Mary C. "Maryland's Best Kept Humanities Secrets: Sotterley Plantation." Maryland Humanities (July/August 1994): 27.
Menard, Russell R., Lois G. Carr, and Lorena S. Walsh. "A Small Planter's Profits: the Cole Estate and the Growth of the Early Chesapeake Economy." William and Mary Quarterly 40 (1983): 171-196.
Bennett, Joyce. "Sketching St. Mary's Tobacco Barns." Chronicles of St. Mary's, 50 (Spring 2002): 188-89.
Bennett, Joyce. "Horse High, Pig Tight, Bull Strong." A Briefe Relation, 24 (Spring 2002): [5].
Himmelheber, Peter. "Revell, Revell's Backside and Hunter's Retreat, 1641 to 1950." Chronicles of St. Mary's, 55 (Spring 2008): 486-93.
Hurry, Silas D. "Hog Killing in St. Mary's County, Maryland." Chronicles of St. Mary's, (Winter 2013): 5-23.
Woodburn, Patrick. "The Grange in St. Mary's County: A Short History of James R. Langley of Pt. Lookout, Md., and his Family." Chronicles of St. Mary's, (Winter 2016): 30-36.