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Adams, E. J. "Religion and Freedom: Artifacts Indicate that African Culture Persisted Even in Slavery." Omni 16 (November 1993): 8.
Fowler, David Henry. Northern Attitudes toward Interracial Marriage; A Study of Legislation and Public Opinion in the Middle Atlantic States and the States of the Old Northwest. Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 1963.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part II." Montgomery County Story 42 (February 1999): 61-76.
Barlow, Marjorie Dana, comp. Notes on Woman Printers In Colonial America and the United States 1639-1975. New York: Hroswitha Club, 1976.
Barlow, Marjorie Dana, comp. Behind the Maryland Scene: Women of Influence, 1600-1800. N.p.: National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Maryland et al., 1977.
Benson, Robert Louis. "Queen Anne." Anne Arundel County History Notes 25 (July 1994): 5, 12.
Biehl, Katherine L. Economic and Social Conditions among Eighteenth-Century Maryland Women. M.A. Thesis, University of Maryland, 1940.
Callcott, Margaret Law. Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795-1821. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Edited collection of 230 letters from Rosalie Stier Calvert to her family in Belgium. Not intended for public consumption, these candid letters give insight into the social interactions of elites, the inner workings of Riversdale, a tobacco plantation in Prince George's County, and the daily life of a plantation wife. In addition, Rosalie bore nine children in twenty-one years (losing four while young) and managed Stier family investments in America.
Challinor, Joan R. "'A Quarter Taint of Maryland Blood': An Inquiry into the Anglo/Maryland Background of Mrs. John Quincy Adams." Calvert Historian 10 (Spring 1995): 19-48.
Clifford, Mary Louise, and J. Candace Clifford. Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers. Williamsburg, VA: Cypress Communications, 1993.
Conger, Vivian Leigh Bruce. 'Being Weak of Body But Firm of Mind and Memory': Widowhood in Colonial America, 1630-1750. Ph.D. diss., Cornell University, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Widowhood was a normal part of colonial life. Although encouraged for younger widows and for all women in the Chesapeake region before 1700, rapid remarriage was not automatic. Widows functioned as both mother and father, including representing family interests in the community. As land became more scarce, widowhood increased and widows left more property to their daughters.
Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The Tribulations of Mrs. Turner: An Episode After Guilford Court House." Maryland Historical Magazine 76 (December 1981): 376-79.
Dupont, Dolores L. "Madam Sewall - Lady Baltimore." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 18 (Winter 1977): 1-8.
Glover, Lorri M. "Between Two Cultures: The Worlds of Rosalie Stier Calvert." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Spring 1996): 84-94.
Hardy, Beatriz Betancourt. "Women and the Catholic Church in Maryland, 1689-1776." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Winter 1999): 396-418.
Annotation / Notes: A comparison of the experiences of two Catholic colonial women - Jane Doyne, an elite woman from the lower Western Shore, and Jenny, an enslaved woman on the Eastern Shore. Roman Catholicism was a significant part of their lives, and as women they served an important role in maintaining and transmitting the Catholic faith. However, their different status had an impact on their religious experiences.
Helmes, Winifred G., ed. Notable Maryland Women. Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers and the Maryland Bicentennial Commission, 1977.
Categories: African American, Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscences, Economic, Business, and Labor History, Education, Environment, Intellectual Life, Literature, and Publishing, Politics and Law, Religion, Society, Social Change, Folklife, and Popular Culture, Women, Seventeenth Century, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century
Helmes, Winifred G., ed. "Historic Personalities: Mary Katherine Goddard, 1738-1816." Nuts and Bolts 6 (Winter 1988): 6.
Helmes, Winifred G., ed. "History of Women in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 49 (October 1979): [1-2].
Jacob, Kathryn Allamong. "The Woman's Lot in Baltimore Town, 1729-97." Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Fall 1976): 283-95.
Annotation / Notes: Finds that "with few exceptions the Baltimore woman's whole life style and social status was largely determined by the wealth of the men in her life" (283). Marriage and procreation was a woman's lone duty. Large families were the norm, and illegitimate births were common, often resulting in mulatto children. In addition, financial necessity forced many women to work outside the home. Married women of all classes were femme covert (legal non-entities). Single women and widows had femme sole (legal entity) status.
Johansen, Mary Carroll. 'Female Instruction and Improvement': Education for Women in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1785-1835. Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary, 1996.
Categories: County and Local History, Education, Women, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Other, Chesapeake Region
Keisman, Jennifer. "The Platers and Sotterley." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Winter 1995): 81-91.
Kelly, Richard M. "The Maryland Ancestors of Rachel Wells." Southern Friend 16 (Spring-Autumn 1994): 35-63.
King, Martha Joanne. Making an Impression: Women Printers in the Southern Colonies in the Revolutionary Era. Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary, 1992.
Mannard, Joseph Gerard. Maternity of the Spirit:' Women Religious in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1790-1860. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland at College Park, 1989.
Maryland Commission for Women. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. Annapolis: The Commission, 1992.