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Wennersten, John R. "A Cycle of Race Relations on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Somerset County, 1850-1917." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Winter 1985): 377-382.
Wennersten, John R., and Ruth Ellen Wennersten. "Separate and Unequal: The Evolution of a Black Land Grant College in Maryland, 1890-1930." Maryland Historical Magazine 72 (Spring 1977): 110-17.
Annotation / Notes: The authors examine how Princess Anne Academy on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland developed after 1890 as a state and federally supported land grant school. Like other land grant schools, Princess Anne Academy was neglected by state and federal agencies. This academy was an example of separate education provided for blacks which demonstrated how land grant schools were indeed separate ad unequal.
Wilson, Emily Wanda. The Public Education of Negroes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. M.A. thesis, Howard University, 1948.
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.
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.
Varner, Lynne K. "The Forgotten Town of Oriole." Maryland 23 (Summer 1991): 20-25.
Annotation / Notes: Oriole was once a prosperous Methodist black community whose inhabitants were farmers and watermen. The few remaining residents of Oriole are hoping to revitalize the community through the preservation of St. James Church, once a cornerstone of the community.
Wennersten, Jack. "Behind the Wire: When the Afrika Korps Came to Somerset County." Maryland Magazine 14 (Autumn 1982): 6-7.
White, Dan. Crosscurrents in Quiet Water: Portraits of the Chesapeake. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay of the changing lives of the Eastern Shore's peoples focusing on watermen, boat builders, environmentalists, and chicken farmers. Special emphasis is placed on Smith Island and Crisfield. Photographs by Jon Naso and Marion Warren.
DeGast, Robert. Western Wind, Eastern Shore: A Sailing Cruise Around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: De Gast sails a small boat around the entire DelMarVa Peninsula, an interesting voyage with useful observations.
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.
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.
Schilling-Estes, Natalie. "Accommodation Versus Concentration: Dialect Death in Two Post-insular Island Communities." American Speech 72 (1997): 12-32.
Whitney, Alethea Helen. A History of the Manokin Presbyterian Church: Princess Anne, Maryland, 1672-1980. Denton, MD: Baker Pringing Co., 1981.