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  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5418-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 975.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 128


William Claiborne established settlements on Kent Island, and Leonard Calvert settled at Saint Mary's City. Maryland opens with a general introduction discussing early explorers, American Indian civilizations in existence before the arrival of Europeans, and more. It goes on to discuss early exploration and details about life in the early colony, from how tobacco became the colony's primary crop to the popular one-room cabins built by farmers. Maryland also covers the battles and events of the Revolutionary War, such as the Battle of Brandywine, and Chesapeake Bay's role as a home to numerous privateers who attacked British ships during the war.

Sidebars include:

  • The land granted to the Calverts on June 20, 1632
  • Baltimore Iron Works
  • Margaret Brent
  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Liberty Tree
  • Slavery in Maryland.


64 black-and-white photographs. 7 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

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