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Anderson, George M., S. J. "Growing Sugar Cane in Montgomery County: A Mid-Nineteenth-Century Experiment by James W. Anderson." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Summer 1984): 134-41.
Anderson, George M. "Growth, Civil War, and Change: The Montgomery County Agricultural Society, 1850-1876." Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Winter 1991): 396-406.
Anderson, George M. "The Montgomery County Agricultural Society: The Beginning Years, 1846-1850." Maryland Historical Magazine 81 (Winter 1986): 305-15.
Bartel, Dennis. "The Marriage of Sunlight and Frost: Maple Syrup Farming in Maryland." Maryland 26 (November/December 1994): 21-23, 25.
Bidwell, Percy W., and John I. Falconer. History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620-1860. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1925.
Annotation / Notes: Mentions Maryland only regarding farming in 1840 and peach orchards, but is useful since so many Pennsylvania Germans settled in Frederick County.
Breen, T. H. Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of the Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.
Carr, Lois Green, Russell R. Menard, and Lorena S. Walsh. Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1991.
Clifton, Ronald Dillard. Forms and Patterns: Room Specialization in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania Family Dwellings, 1725-1834. Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1971.
Craven, Avery O. Soil Exhaustion as a Factor in the Agricultural History of Virginia and Maryland, 1606-1860. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1925.
Cunningham, Isabel Shipley. "Anne Arundel's Famous Green-Meat Cantaloupes." Anne Arundel County History Notes 27 (July 1996): 3-4, 8-10.
Daniels, Christine. "'Getting his [or her] Livelyhood:' Free Workers in a Slave Anglo-America, 1675-1810." Agricultural History 71 (Spring 1997): 125-61.
Annotation / Notes: Compared to slaves and servants, free, white laborers, like Nathaniel Dunnahoe in Kent County, in 1716, have been overlooked. However, Daniels found evidence of both the work they did wheat threshing, shingle and plank making, providing firewood, washing, knitting, and midwifery, among other things and the wages they earned. "Free male and female laborers in the slave Chesapeake found work at tasks either unrelated or only indirectly related to the plantation staple." (p. 157). Economic niches, apparently, existed early on.
Fielding, Geoff. "The County Fair." Maryland 24 (Summer 1992): 38-45.
Fishwick, Marshall. "Sheaves of Golden Grain." American Heritage 7 (1956): 80-85.
Gagliardo, John G. "Germans and Agriculture in Colonial Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 83 (1959): 192-218.
Garrett, Jerre. "Annual Fair of the Cecil County Agricultural Society." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 1, 3-4.
Garrett, Jerre. "Garrett County Potato Co-op." Glades Star 6 (December 1990): 470-77.
Gibb, James G. "The Dorsey-Bibb Tobacco Flue: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland Agriculture." Calvert Historian 12 (Spring 1997): 4-20.
Gibb, James G., and Matthew E. Croson. "The History of Helb Barn." Calvert Historian 10 (Fall 1995): 5-18.
Gills, Christopher C. "Carroll's Mill: A Reminder of Frederick County's Agricultural Heritage." Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., Newsletter (September 1990): 6-9.
Goodman, Jordan. Tobacco in History: The Cultures of Dependence. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Gray, Lewis C. History of Agriculture in the Southern United States to 1860. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1933.
Annotation / Notes: From barley to wool, Gray's great work is unsurpassed in its detail about farming from Maryland's founding to the Civil War.
Greaver, Earl R. "Foul Farm Fowl and Other Birds." History Trails 32 (Spring 1998): 9-11.
Handwerker, Tom. "Something is Fishy Down on the Farm." Heartland of Del-Mar-Va 13 (Harvest 1991): 18-19.
Hawkins, Willard L. "History of the New Windsor Progressive Farmers Club." Carroll County History Journal 40 (Winter 1989): 7.
Helmann, Susan K. "'Celebrating 150 Years.'" Passport to the Past 3 (July/August 1992): 1-2, 5.
Annotation / Notes: Prince George's County fair.
Johnson, Robert C., ed. "Virginia in 1632." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 65 (1957): 458-466.
Kaltenbacher, Teresa. "Agricultural Drought Mitigation in Carroll County, Maryland." Geographical Bulletin 36 (May 1994): 23-30.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "The Wild Cranberries of Anne Arundel County." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (April 1991): 5-6.
Lanham, Paul. "A 'Pie-in-The Sky' Dream." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 25 (May 1997): 3.
McAllen, Bill. "Environmental Concern, Inc.: Ecological Farmers." Maryland 23 (Autumn 1990): 34-38.
McCauley, Donald. The Limits of Change in the Tobacco South: An Economic and Social Analysis of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1840-1860. M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1973.
McCauley, Donald. "The Urban Impact on Agricultural Land Use: Farm Patterns in Prince George's County, Maryland 1860-1880." Law, Society, and Politics in Early Maryland. Edited by Aubrey C. Land, Lois Green Carr, and Edward C. Papenfuse, 228-47. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
McGrain, John. An Agricultural History of Baltimore County, Maryland. Towson, MD: published by the author, 1990.
McGrath, Sally V., and Patricia J. McGuire, eds. The Money Crop: Tobacco Culture in Calvert County, Maryland. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1992.
McLaughlin, Tom. "Peach Cultivation in Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Spring 1994): 88-98.
MacMaster, Richard K. "Sidelights: Instructions to a Tobacco Factor, 1725." Maryland Historical Magazine 63 (1968): 172-178.
Main, Gloria L. Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
Maryland Department of Agriculture. Animal Health Programs in Maryland, 1880-1986. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 1990.
Menard, Russell R. "Farm Prices of Maryland Tobacco, 1659-1710." Maryland Historical Magazine 68 (1973): 80-85.
Middleton, Authur Pierce. Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of the Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era. Newport News, VA: Mariners Museum, 1953.
Miller, Arlene K. "Cecil County Fair." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 6-7.
Miller, Arlene K. "Grange Organizations in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 61 (April 1992): 8-9.
Mumford, Willard R. Strawberries, Peas & Beans: Truck Farming in Anne Arundel County. Linthicum, MD: Ann Arundel County Historical Society, 2000.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Jr. "Planter Behavior and Economic Opportunity in a Staple Economy." Agricultural History 46 (1972): 297-311.
Annotation / Notes: Papenfuse challenges Avery Craven's "soil exhaustion" argument, and shows that after three generations, falling tobacco prices, which undermined planters' lifestyle, caused the dislocation Maryland older counties experienced. Soil exhaustion, he insists,"played an insignificant role in their fortunes before 1776." (p. 311).
Percy, David O. "Ax or Plow? Significant Colonial Landscape Alteration Rates in the Maryland and Virginia Tidewater." Agricultural History 66 (Spring 1992): 66-74.
Annotation / Notes: Soil exhaustion figured in colonial Maryland's decline, but it was wheat rather than tobacco that did the most damage. "While the ax created an unkempt appearance to the colonial landscape, it was the unwise use of the plow that eventually damaged the soil." (p. 74).
Pittman, LaVern. "Walnut Level: A Model Farm in Allegany County." Journal of the Alleghenies 30 (1994): 3-12.
Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "The Administration of Science in the Department of Agriculture, 1933-1940." Agricultural History 42 (1968): 231-240.
Annotation / Notes: Henry A. Wallace, Franklin Roosevelt's first Secretary of Agriculture, championed scientific research because he himself was scientist a hybrid corn breeder. Using emergency relief funds from the National Recovery Administration, Wallace, in 1934, transformed the small experiment station in Beltsville into a great national research center. The Bankhead-Jones Act then funded the basic research agenda.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Eighteenth-Century Gardens of the Chesapeake." A special issue of the Journal of Garden History: An International Quarterly 9 (July-Sept. 1989): 103-59.
Schoeberlein, Robert W. "Sweet Annaline: The Tale of a Marylander at the White House." MHS/News (September/December 1996): 10-11.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "The Maryland Tomato: Still a Taste Treat." Maryland 18 (Summer 1987): 19-23.