V. The African American Experience in Baltimore and Maryland (Selected Bibliography)
Dean Krimmel, BCLM Curator of Local History
April 1996 [amended 2009]
Beirne, D. Randall. “The Impact of Black Labor on European Immigrants into Baltimore’s Oldtown, 1790-1910.” Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Winter 1988): 331-45.
Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters. New York: Oxford U. Press, 1981.[EPFL: E 185.18.B47]
Bogen, David S. “The First Integration of the University of Maryland School of Law.” MHM 84 (Spring 1989): 39-49.
Brackett, Jeffrey R. The Negro in Maryland. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1889. [EPFL: Af-Am XF 175.2.B7]
___________________. Progress of the Colored Population Since the War. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1890. [EPFL: X E 185.93.M2.B7]
Brugger, Robert J. Maryland: A Middle Temperament. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Bruns, Roger and William Fraley. “‘Old Gunny’: Abolitionist in a Slave City.” Maryland Historical Magazine 68 (1973): 369-82. [Dangers of militant Baltimore anti-slavery in the 1850s.]
Burkhart, Lynne C. Old Values in a New Town: The Politics of Race and Class in Columbia, Maryland. New York: Praeger, 1981. Brugger: Assessment of bi-racial success. [EPFL: HT 164.U6 B87; also Af-Am & MD]
Calderhead, William. “How Extensive was the Border State Slave Trade? A New Look.” Civil `War History 18 (1973): 53-54.
Callcott, Margaret L. The Negro in Maryland Politics, 1870-1912. Baltimore: The JHU Press, 1969. [EPFL: JK 1929.M3 C3]
Campbell, Penelope. Maryland in Africa: The Maryland State Colonization Society, 1831- 1857. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1971. [EPFL 175.2.C2]
Chilton, John. Billie’s Blues: A Survey of Billie Holiday’s Career, 1939-1959. London: Quartet Books, 1975.
Clayton, Ralph. Black Baltimore, 1820-1870. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1987.
______________. Slavery, Slaveholding, and the Free Black Population of Antebellum Baltimore. Bowie: Heritage, 1993.
————. Cash for Blood. The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade. Bowie: Heritage Books, 2002.
Coates, James R. Jr. “Recreation and Sport in the African-American Community of Baltimore, 1890-1920.” Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park, 1991. [UMCP (McKeldin): LD 3231.M70d folio]
Curry, Leonard P. The Free Black in Urban America 1800-1850: The Shadow of the Dream. Chicago: The U. of Chicago Press, 1981. [EPFL: E185.9.C87]
Douglass, Frederick…Narratives, Bondage and Freedom
Farrar, Hayward. “See What the Afro Says: The Baltimore Afro- American, 1892-1950.” Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1983. [Dept Leg Ref/City Hall; UMCP (McKeldin):E 185.5.F37 1983q]
Favor, Homer E. “The Effects of Racial Changes in Occupancy Patterns Upon Property Values in Baltimore.” Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1960. Covers period 1947-1958. [EPFL: Af-Am XHD 268.B15F3]
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. [F 189.B157 B342 1991] [Social and community history of Baltimore for popular audience. See essays on old west Baltimore by Karen Olson and racial change in Edmondson Village by Ed Orser.]
Fields, Barbara J. Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 1985. [EPFL: E 445.M3.F54 1985]
Gardner, Bettye Jane. “The Free Blacks in Baltimore 1800-1860.” Ph.D., George Washington University, 1974. [GWU Gelman Library: AS 36 G3]
Goldberg, Robert M. “Party Competition and Black Politics in Baltimore and Philadelphia.” Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1984. [EPFL Af-Am XF 190.9.N4 G64 1984a; also, Dept Leg Ref & UMBC]
Goldin, Claudia D. Urban Slavery in the American South, 1820- 1860, A Quantatative Study. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1976. See Fields comments. [MSU (Davis & reg): E 449.G63]
Graham, Leroy. Baltimore: The 19th Century Black Capital. Washington, DC: University Press of America, Inc., 1982. [F 189.B19N43 1982]
————-. [Elisha Tyson biography–I think this was Graham’s thesis. Available at EPFL
Hayward, Mary Ellen. “Baltimore 1795-1825” in Joshua Johnson Freeman and Early American Portrait Painter by Carolyn Weekley et al. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1987. [see also Leroy Graham’s essay.]
Hicks, Helena S. “The Black Apprentice in Maryland Court Records from 1661 to 1865.” Ph.D., UMCP, 1988. [no search done]
Krimmel, Dean. “Timeline of Black Churches in Ante-Bellum Baltimore,” in Conference Proceedings: Black Church in
Early Baltimore (Balto: Baltimore City Life Museums and Baltimore Urban League, 1989.)
Kulikoff, Allan. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake,
1680-1800. University of North Carolina Press, 1986. [EPFL: HC 107.A12 K85 1986]
McConnell, Roland C. Three Hundred and Fifty Years: Chronology of the Afro-American in
Maryland, 1634-1984. Annapolis: Commission on Afro-American History and Culture, 1985. [not in Md Union Cat; more like a pamphlet/timeline]
McDaniel, George. Home and Hearth. [African-American vernacular/folk culture in Southern MD]
—————-. “Voices from the Past: Black Builders and Their Buildings.” Three Centuries of Maryland Architecture. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Historical Trust, 1982, pp. 65-79.
Meier, August and Eliot Rudwick, eds. Along the Color Line: Explorations in the Black Experience. Chicago: University
of Illinois Press, 1976. [Includes chapter on Frederick Douglass.]
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980. HC 108.B2 047
Orser, W. Edward. Blockbusting: The Edmondson Village Story University of Kentucky Press, 199?.
Orr, Marion E. “Black Political Incororation–Phase Two: The Cases of Baltimore and Detroit.” Ph.D., UMCP, 1992. [not in Md Union Cat.]
Preston, Dickson J. Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass. New York: Atheneum, 1974.
Rose, Al. Eubie Blake. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979.
Ryon, Roderick. Old West Baltimore (Balto: Baltimore City Planning Dept & UB, 199?).
Wade, Richard C. Slavery in the Cities: The South, 1820-1860. NY: Oxford U Press, 1964. [Includes some mention of Baltimore.
Wickham, DeWayne. Destiny 2000 – The State of Black Baltimore. Baltimore: Baltimore Urban League, 1987. [EPFL: Md XHC.B33.W5 1987]
Windham, Joseph E. “Bondage, Bias and the Bench: An Historical Analysis of Maryland Court of Appeals Cases Involving Blacks, 1830-1860.” Ph.D., Howard University, 1990. [no search done]
Wright, James M. The Free Negro in Maryland, 1634-1860. New York: Octagon Books, n.d.