The Place Names of Maryland
by Hamill Kenny
Frost's Town, Indian Queen Bluff, Accident, Rising Sun, Choptank–Maryland's towns, rivers, mountains, towns, villages, and cities in all their color and variety. But what do they mean? Drawing upon religioius, geographical, maritime, and other obscure sources, Mr. Kenny explains the largely British and Algonquian origins of Maryland names. For example, "Plaindealing Creek" denotes a trading ground for Quakers and Indians, "Rising Sun" is a place where people arose a before dawn to take produce to Safe Deposit, and Bald Friar was named after a bald ferryboatman named Fry.
6" x 9" 352 pages, index, paperbound
#363 MD Place Names $22.50

 
 Maryland - A History of its People by S.E. Greene, J.H. Baker, D.R. Esslinger, W.H. Ridgway, J.B. Russo, C.B. Schulz, and G.A.Stiverson
Textbook-like history of Maryland from its founding in 1634 to 1986 with such chapters as: the Formative Years; the Revolutionary Era; MD in Peace and War; the early 20th century; Prosperity, Depression, and War; and 1945 to 1986. Illustrated with photos and period artwork. The book is loaded with maps of Indian tribes and interesting sidebars of trivia and bios of famous and infamous Marylanders.
8" x 10" 332 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound
#48 MD History of its People $29.00

 
 Maryland History in Prints 1743 - 1900
by Laura Rice
A former curator of prints at the Maryland Historical Society, Ms. Rice has compiled hundreds of prints, many in color, accompanied by a narrative of the history of Maryland peppered with little-known tid-bits. Contents: Part 1 - "A mannor of Good Land;" Part 2 - "The Hum of 10,000 Spindles;" Part 3 - "The Excitement Knows No Bounds;" Part 4 - Urbanism and Prosperity; Part 5 - "A Commonwealth Teeming with Commerce." This book is HUGE, weighing almost five pounds
9¼" x 12¼" 404 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound
ISBN 0-938420-71-2
#400 MD History in Prints
retail price $75.00 our price $67.50

 
 The Pelican Guide to Maryland
by Victor Block & Fyllis Hockman
Describes popular and unique sites from the first monument to George Washington to the hard-to-find Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O Canal, & more.
5½” x 8½” 192 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#321 Guide to MD $14.95

 
 Greenbelt, Maryland–A Living Legacy of the New Deal by Cathy D. Knepper
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the federal government started to build "Green Towns" in varous parts of the country. Kneper describes the struggle to create the first one on a worn out tobacco farm north of Washington, called Greenbelt, MD. At one point the project was about to be cancelled but was saved by the intervention of Eleanor Roosevelt. During the the McCarthy era of the early 1950s, the community was branded as "socialistic" and even "communistic." Concludes with Greenbelt in the 1990s.
6¼" x 9½" 275 pages, index, maps, photos, hardbound
#376 Greenbelt retail $42.50 our price $39.95

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