A Portfolio of Vanished Buildings
Author: Carleton Jones
"This record of shortsighted destruction may help save the city's remaining wood, stone, and brick treasures."-- Baltimore Magazine They fell victim to fire and time, road builders and city planners, the schemes of short-sighted developers, and their owners' neglect. From the red-brick shops and taverns of colonial times to the monumental banks and theaters of the early twentieth century, the lost buildings of old Baltimore represent an irreplaceable part of the city's heritage. Now, in this revised and beautifully redesigned edition of Carleton Jones's popular retrospective, the vanished structures of Baltimore's past are made accessible to a new generation of readers. Each of the more than one hundred entries includes a photograph, the building's exact location, the years it was built and razed, and a paragraph describing its architectural and historical significance. Also included are lively and informative essays giving an overview of Baltimore's colonial, Federal, antebellum, Victorian, and "golden city" periods of architecture. Churches and saloons, temples and courthouses, public buildings, townhouses, office buildings, and country mansions--the structures of Lost Baltimore have lost none of their power to stir the imagination. " Lost Baltimore is valuable for its collection and presentation of buildings we can know now only through pictures and text. The book is likely to hold its interest over the long term."-- Maryland Historical Magazine
Author: Gregory J. Alexander,Paul Kelsey Williams
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Profiles places in Baltimore that have been destroyed, altered, or demolished during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with photographs of the original structures, background information, and stories about memorable individuals.
Interpretation der beiden Schlussbücher
Author: Berta Moritz-Siebeck
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Thomas Waters Griffith
Category: Baltimore (Md.)
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Author: Galbraith Miller Crump
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Identifies and discusses the thematic and structural aspects of the circular pattern underlying Milton's epic poem to elucidate its mystical meanings.
Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase
Author: Roger G. Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system, particularly with the Louisiana Purchase, squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger G. Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of the gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. Kennedy reveals how the Louisiana Purchase had a major impact on land use and the growth of slavery. He examines the great financial interests (such as the powerful land companies that speculated in new territories and the British textile interests) that beat down slavery's many opponents in the South itself (Native Americans, African Americans, Appalachian farmers, and conscientious opponents of slavery). He describes how slaveholders' cash crops--first tobacco, then cotton--sickened the soil and how the planters moved from one desolated tract to the next. Soon the dominant culture of the entire region--from Maryland to Florida, from Carolina to Texas--was that of owners and slaves producing staple crops for international markets. The earth itself was impoverished, in many places beyond redemption. None of this, Kennedy argues, was inevitable. He focuses on the character, ideas, and ambitions of Thomas Jefferson to show how he and other Southerners struggled with the moral dilemmas presented by the presence of Indian farmers on land they coveted, by the enslavement of their workforce, by the betrayal of their stated hopes, and by the manifest damage being done to the earth itself. Jefferson emerges as a tragic figure in a tragic period. Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2003.
Category: Merchant marine
From Chestertown to Baltimore
Author: Jack Shaum
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In the golden age of the steamer, the rich bounty of the Eastern Shore was transported down the Chester River and across the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore. For over one hundred years, vessels like the Maryland, the Chester and the B.S. Ford traversed these winding waters laden with fruit, grains, crabs and oysters. For a dollar, passengers could enjoy the novelty of a ride and the slow panorama of the shoreline. Through freeze and fog, skilled captains plied the waterways until the last of the steamers—the Bay Belle—made its final passage in the 1950s. Author and historian Jack Shaum journeys back to the bygone days of the Chester River’s steamboats.
A Reading of Christian Liberty from the Prose to Paradise Lost
Author: Filippo Falcone
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism
What is true liberty? Milton labors to provide an answer, and his answer becomes the ruling principle behind both prose works and poetry. The scholarly community has largely read liberty in Milton retrospectively through the spectacles of liberalism. In so doing, it has failed to emphasize that the Christian paradigm of liberty speaks of an inward microcosm, a place of freedom whose precincts are defined by man's fellowship with God. All other forms of freedom relate to the outer world, be they freedom to choose the good, absence of external constraint and oppression, or freedom of alternatives. None of these is true liberty, but they are pursued by Milton in concert with true liberty. Milton's Inward Liberty attempts to address the bearing of true liberty in Milton's work through the magnifying glass of seventeenth-century theology.
A Newsroom Memoir
Author: Elaine Tassy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is award-winning journalist Elaine Tassy's no-holds-barred account of her four years working as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun. As one of few black female staff writers, she noticed and spoke out about race, class and gender-based decisions made in the workplace.
Author: Thomas W. Boltz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Located 25 miles south of Toledo, North Baltimore and its neighboring communities have seen dramatic changes since being settled in the 1830s. Pioneers labored to establish small farms and villages in the midst of what was then the Black Swamp, gradually achieving modest but precarious success. Then, in the 1880s, oil was discovered. The area flourished, attracting speculators, turning farmers into millionaires, and transforming quiet villages into rough-and-tumble boomtowns. It was a colorful period that also brought large homes, imposing commercial buildings, and grand town halls. However, by 1915, the oil field was depleted, and North Baltimore and its neighbors returned to their existence as quiet towns. Since then, many of the beautiful old buildings have disappeared, obscuring evidence of the area’s dynamic history. With over 200 pictures, many from private collections, North Baltimore and Its Neighbors helps ensure that this history will not be forgotten.
Category: Merchant mariners
Author: Thomas R. Swartz,Frank J. Bonello
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Category: Business & Economics
An account of the later years of Tsarism. Witte presents portraits of the statesmen around him, explains the problem of bringing the economy to a level commensurate with Russia's putative position as the greatest land power in the world and the effort to create a constitutional monarchy.
African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland
Author: Jennifer Hull Dorsey
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In Hirelings, Jennifer Dorsey recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. She follows a generation of manumitted African Americans and their freeborn children and grandchildren through the process of inventing new identities, associations, and communities in the early nineteenth century. Free Africans and their descendants had lived in Maryland since the seventeenth century, but before the American Revolution they were always few in number and lacking in economic resources or political leverage. By contrast, manumitted and freeborn African Americans in the early republic refashioned the Eastern Shore's economy and society, earning their livings as wage laborers while establishing thriving African American communities. As free workers in a slave society, these African Americans contested the legitimacy of the slave system even while they remained dependent laborers. They limited white planters' authority over their time and labor by reuniting their families in autonomous households, settling into free black neighborhoods, negotiating labor contracts that suited the needs of their households, and worshipping in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some moved to the cities, but many others migrated between employers as a strategy for meeting their needs and thwarting employers' control. They demonstrated that independent and free African American communities could thrive on their own terms. In all of these actions the free black workers of the Eastern Shore played a pivotal role in ongoing debates about the merits of a free labor system.
Category: Natural history
"Publications of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia": v. 53, 1901, p. 788-794.
Author: Larry Dobrow,Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A children's guide to baseball provides facts about the game, profiles each major league team, and includes trivia about teams, players, and statistics.
Population and housing unit counts
Author: Jack Shaum
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In the golden age of the steamer, the rich bounty of the Eastern Shore was transported down the Chester River and across the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore. For over one hundred years, vessels like the Maryland, the Chester and the B.S. Ford traversed these winding waters laden with fruit, grains, crabs and oysters. For a dollar, passengers could enjoy the novelty of a ride and the slow panorama of the shoreline. Through freeze and fog, skilled captains plied the waterways until the last of the steamers--the Bay Belle--made its final passage in the 1950s. Author and historian Jack Shaum journeys back to the bygone days of the Chester River's steamboats.
Author: Dan Connolly
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
This guide to all things Baltimore Oriole covers the team's history as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, including the incredible legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr., memories from Memorial Stadium, and how singing "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch has become a fan-favorite tradition. Author Dan Connolly has collected every essential piece of Orioles knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and enlightening read for any Oriole fan.