Mid-Maryland History: Conflict, Growth and Change

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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, local historians explore various intersections of political, economic and social interests that have played a significant role in shaping the mid-Maryland counties of Frederick, Washington and Carroll, and indeed the nation. From the ravishes of the Civil War, through the development of transportation and industrial infrastructure, to individuals' search for meaning through protest and change, editors Michael and Barbara Powell have selected essays, originally presented ...

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Overview

In this wide-ranging collection of essays, local historians explore various intersections of political, economic and social interests that have played a significant role in shaping the mid-Maryland counties of Frederick, Washington and Carroll, and indeed the nation. From the ravishes of the Civil War, through the development of transportation and industrial infrastructure, to individuals' search for meaning through protest and change, editors Michael and Barbara Powell have selected essays, originally presented as part of the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies annual conferences, that paint an intriguing, informative and provocative portrait of mid-Maryland's history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596294561
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     9
Preface     11
Civil War     15
Confederate Sentiment in Frederick County, Maryland, 1861-1862   Rebecca Miller     17
Another Lost Opportunity: Union Troops Break through the Center at the Battle of Antietam   Brian Baracz     27
"Sons of the Defenders of the Alamo" on America's Bloodiest Day   Kristopher Teters     39
Lead Fog: Practical Limitations of Rifle Technology in the American Civil War   Carl Robin     51
Memoirs of the Daughters of Charity as Civil War Nurses in Maryland, 1862   Betty Ann McNeil, DC     61
Transportation and Industry     71
Crossroads and Economic Development: Transportation and Its Effects on Frederick County   Alan E. Imhoff     73
The Antietam Iron Works, 1806-1853: The Times of a Family-Owned Works   H. Marc Howell     83
Africa in Maryland: Black Ironworker Populations at Antietam and Catoctin Ironworks, 1760-1860   Jean Libby     93
The Enduring Textile Industry in Mid-Maryland   Frances C. Robb     103
Protest and Change     119
Rediscovering the Past: John Brown, Words, and Artifacts   Hannah Geffert     121
Margaret Jeannette Williams: FrederickPhilanthropist   Katherine Grandine     133
Experiment in Persuasion: The Vigil to Stop Biological Weapons at Fort Detrick, 1959-1961, and Antiwar Protest in the 1960s   David Hostetter     143
Notes     167
Bibliography     195
Index     215
About the Authors     221
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