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Gude, Gilbert. Small Town Destiny: The Story of 5 Small Towns along the Potomac Valley. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Publications, 1989.
Smart, Jeffery K. "Burning Bridges: The Events Leading Up to the Military Occupation of Harford County in 1861." Harford Historical Bulletin 72 (Spring 1997): 9-56.
Truitt, Charles J. Historic Salisbury Updated 1662-1982. Salisbury, MD: Historical Books, Inc., 1982.
Annotation / Notes: As the author states, this is an "encyclopedic history", almost every conceivable subject is addressed including health care facilities, agribusiness, sports, the Delmarva separatist movements, the slave trade, fires, and so on. It is especially useful in the documentation it presents of the varied twentieth century society.
Cameron, Mark. "Monuments of Urbanity: The Development of Baltimore's Residential Squares." Maryland Humanities (Winter 1998): 5.
Capper, John, Garrett Power, and Frank Shivers. Chesapeake Waters: Pollution, Public Health and Public Opinion, 1602-1972. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1983.
Way, Peter. Common Labor: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: This is a comprehensive examination of the digging of North American canals and the ensuing conflicts between labor and management. Working conditions and the organization of work changed drastically between 1780 and 1860. Much of the labor was provided by Irish workers, who were considered to be more expendable than slaves in the Middle Atlantic states. While other studies focus on their propensity to riot and fight amongst themselves in the 1830s, Way argues that this was due less to ethnic rivalries than to economic conditions and management's shabby treatment of labor. The records of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company provide much of the information upon which this study is based.
Bender, Thomas. "Law, Economy, and Social Values in Jacksonian America: A Maryland Case Study." Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Winter 1976): 484-97.
Annotation / Notes: Bender examines the legal and economic assumptions underlying the conflict between the Chesapeake Canal Company and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1820s and 1830s to illustrate his argument about the triumph of "modernization" in the period. The conflict pitted the interests of the canal company to protect rights granted to it by its prior charter for westward development against the interests of the railroad in developing a competitive alternative. While the Maryland Court of Appeals applied conservative assumptions in ruling for the former, supporting the principle of monopoly, the state legislature, believing that competition advanced the interests of the state, applied "modernization" assumptions to force a compromise which permitted the railroad to proceed.
Mills, Eric. Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 2000.
Deiter, Ronald H. The Story of Metro Transportation and Politics in the Nation's Capital. Glendale, CA: Interurban Press, 1985; revised edition, Glendale, CA : Interurban Press, 1990.
Doherty, William T., Jr. "Berkeley's Non-revolution: Law and Order and the Great Railway Strikes of 1877." West Virginia History 35 (July 1974): 271-89.
Durrenberger, Joseph A. Turnpikes: A Study of the Toll Road Movement in the Middle Atlantic States and Maryland. Valdosta, GA: Southern Stationery and Printing Co., 1931; reprint, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: A fine treatment of the subject with an excellent bibliography.
Franklin, William M. "The Tidewater End of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal." Maryland Historical Magazine 81 (Winter 1986): 288-304.
Goodrich, Carter. Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.
Annotation / Notes: Maryland's National Road, C&O Canal, and B&O Railroad are covered in this excellent treatment of public support of 19th century internal improvements.
Haney, Lewis H. A Congressional History of Railways in the United States. New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1968 (1908, 1910).
Annotation / Notes: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad-Chesapeake and Ohio Canal controversy is covered in this very thorough treatment of the subject, originally published in two volumes.
McCarthy, Michael P. "Baltimore's Highway Wars Revisited." Maryland Historical Magazine 93 (Summer 1998): 136-57.
McCarthy, Michael P. "The 'Barnes Dance': Henry A. Barnes, Thomas D'Alesandro, and Baltimore's Postwar Traffic Pains." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Summer 1999): 200-22.
Montgomery, Susan West. "Baltimore's Abbreviated Interstate System: The Consequence of Opposition, Legislation, and Federal Intervention." Maryland Humanities (Winter 1998): 10.
Odell, Rice. "To Stop Highways Some Citizens Take to the Streets." Smithsonian 3 (1972): 24-29.
Russo, Jean B. "The Public Thoroughfares of Annapolis." Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Spring 1991): 66-76.
Seawright, Thomas B. The Old Pike: An Illustrated Narrative of the National Road. Edited and illustrated by Joseph E. Morse and R. Duff Green. Uniontown, PA: 1894; reprint, Orange, VA: Green Tree Press, 1971.
Annotation / Notes: The author, according to the introduction, had "Old Pike blood in his veins." His loving account of the workmen, tavern operators, stagecoach owners and drivers, highway robbers, and politicians and other colorful characters that built and used America's first federally-funded highway to the west is in a class by itself.
Winchester, Paul. Graphic Sketches from the History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Vol. 1. Baltimore: n.p., 1927.
Annotation / Notes: A peculiar but fascinating book that recounts the titanic struggle between the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and progressive politics on one side and the Pennsylvania Railroad and its ally, the Maryland Democratic ring, on the other. The author was evidently a B&O company secretary who seems to have had access to all of the important meetings and strategy sessions.
Littlefield, Douglas R. "The Potomac Company: A Misadventure in Financing an Early American Internal Improvement Project." Business History Review 58 (1984): 562-585.
Bogen, David S. "Precursors of Rosa Parks: Maryland Transportation Cases Between the Civil War and the Beginning of World War I." Maryland Law Review, 63 (no. 4, 2004): 721-51.
Sanderlin, Walter S. "Arthur P. Gorman and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: An Episode in the Rise of a Political Boss." Journal of Southern History, 13 (August 1947): 323-37.