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Maryland

A History

Suzanne Ellery Chapelle, Jean B. Russo, Jean H. Baker, Dean R. Esslinger, Edward C. Papenfuse, Constance B. Schulz, and Gregory A. Stiverson

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An engaging and accessible introductory history of the people, places, culture, and politics that shaped Maryland.

In 1634, two ships carrying a small group of settlers sailed into the Chesapeake Bay looking for a suitable place to dwell in the new colony of Maryland. The landscape confronting the pioneers bore no resemblance to their native country. They found no houses, no stores or markets, churches, schools, or courts, only the challenge of providing food and shelter. As the population increased, colonists in search of greater opportunity moved on, slowly spreading and expanding the…

An engaging and accessible introductory history of the people, places, culture, and politics that shaped Maryland.

In 1634, two ships carrying a small group of settlers sailed into the Chesapeake Bay looking for a suitable place to dwell in the new colony of Maryland. The landscape confronting the pioneers bore no resemblance to their native country. They found no houses, no stores or markets, churches, schools, or courts, only the challenge of providing food and shelter. As the population increased, colonists in search of greater opportunity moved on, slowly spreading and expanding the settlement across what is now the great state of Maryland.

In Maryland, historians recount the stories of struggle and success of these early Marylanders and those who followed to reveal how people built modern Maryland. Originally published in 1986, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Spanning the years from the 1600s to the beginning of Governor Larry Hogan’s term of office in January 2015, the book more fully fleshes out Native American, African American, and immigrant history. It also includes completely new content on politics, arts and culture, business and industry, education, the natural environment, and the role of women as well as notable leaders in all these fields.

Maryland is heavily illustrated, with nearly two hundred photographs and illustrations (more than half of them in full color), as well as related maps, charts, and graphs, many of which are new to this book. An extensive index and a comprehensive Further Reading section provide extremely useful tools for readers looking to engage more deeply with Maryland history. Touching on major figures from George Calvert to Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman to William Donald Schaefer, this book takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the history of the Free State. It should be in every library and classroom in Maryland.

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Suzanne Ellery Chapelle, Jean B. Russo, Jean H. Baker, Dean R. Esslinger, Edward C. Papenfuse, Constance B. Schulz, and Gregory A. Stiverson

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Beautifully illustrated with maps, tables, graphs, photographs and drawings... Should serve as a handy quick-reference book in offices and libraries. The index is excellent... Anyone interested in what's happened in the state over the centuries should find it worth reading.

A well-written state history... The book sharply focuses on politics; and black history has not been slighted in the discussion of the Free State’s cultural heritage... The bibliography is a reference-seeker’s delight.

Maryland: A History is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in Maryland history. Comprehensive in scope and judicious in tone, it incorporates much of the latest scholarship.

This handsome new edition of a classic overview presents the latest in Maryland historical scholarship. Clearly written and laced with sound judgment and perspective, it will surely appeal to school systems, libraries, and anyone interested in who we are and how we came to be.

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Available
Trim Size
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10
Pages
384
ISBN
9781421426228
Illustration Description
129 color photos, 73 halftones, 18 maps
Table of Contents

List of Maps, Graphs, and Tables
A Word to Readers
Chapter 1. Maryland's Formative Years, 1634-1763
Chapter 2. The Revolutionary War Era, 1763-1789
Chapter 3. Maryland in the New Nation, 1789-1850
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List of Maps, Graphs, and Tables
A Word to Readers
Chapter 1. Maryland's Formative Years, 1634-1763
Chapter 2. The Revolutionary War Era, 1763-1789
Chapter 3. Maryland in the New Nation, 1789-1850
Chapter 4. Maryland in Peace and War, 1850-1870
Chapter 5. A New Century, 1870-1917
Chapter 6. Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1917-1945
Chapter 7. Maryland after World War II, 1945-1985
Chapter 8. Maryland, 1985-2015
Appendix A: Supplementary Maps
Appendix B: Governors of Maryland
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

Author Bios
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Suzanne Ellery Chapelle

Suzanne Ellery Chapelle is professor emerita of history at Morgan State University. She is the author of Baltimore: An Illustrated History and the coauthor of African American Leaders of Maryland: A Portrait Gallery.
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Jean B. Russo, Ph.D.

Jean B. Russo is associate general editor of Archives of Maryland Online and coeditor of The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith and Colonial Chesapeake Society.
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Constance B. Schulz

Constance B. Schulz is a professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina. She is author of Michigan Remembered, 1936–1943: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information and coeditor of Witness to the Fifties: The Pittsburgh Photographic Library, 1950–1953.