Documents for the Classroom Arranged by Era

 

Beginnings
To 1620

Era 1: Three Worlds
Meet

Captain John Smith and the Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Charting the Chesapeake, 1590-1700
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Eye of the Beholder: European Interpretations of Native American Culture
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives
 

1585-1763

Era 2: Colonization
and Settlement

Captain John Smith and the Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Charting the Chesapeake, 1590-1700
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Eye of the Beholder: European Interpretations of Native American Culture
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Gentility Out-of-Doors
Compiled by: Marie C. Hughes, University of Maryland Baltimore County, based on research by Christine Dreer, Amber Norton, and Lily Rubenstein.

Indentured Servants in Maryland
Compiled by: Bill Vincent, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Indian–Colonial Relations in Laws and Official Documents
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Iron Plantations: the Manufacture of Iron in the Province of Maryland
Compiled by: Marie C. Hughes

Margaret Brent: America's First Suffragette
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Mathias de Sousa
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Native Americans in New France (Canada)
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Planting of the Colony of Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Quakers in Maryland
Compiled by: Marie Hughes, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Roots for Kids
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

'Til Death Do Us Part: Maryland Marriage Laws, 1640-1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Two Acts of Toleration: 1649 and 1826
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives 

Dress Codes: You Are What You Wear
Compiled by: Marie Hughes, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

1754-1820

Era 3: Revolution
and the New Nation

All the Means Within Our Power: Maryland's Defenses During the War of 1812
Compiled by: Ryan Cox, Maryland State Archives

Battle Of North Point, September 12, 1814
Compiled by: Michael Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bringing Down the House: The Burning of the White House in the War of 1812
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Burning of the Peggy Stewart
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Maryland's First Citizen
Compiled by: Derrick Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Colonial Currency: The Role of Tobacco in Proprietary Maryland
Compiled by: Derrick Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Common Sense and the Revolution in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Famous Marylanders- Samuel Chase, Supreme Court Justice
Compiled by: Benjamin Elgamil, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Flee or Stay? The African American Experience during the War of 1812
Compiled by: Ryan Cox, Maryland State Archives

Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Franklin Lightning Rod
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

George Washington and the Paradox of Slavery  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Glorious News!: How Maryland Newspapers reported the War of 1812
Compiled by: Ryan Cox, Maryland State Archives

Governor Robert Eden and the American Revolution
Compiled by: Rose Marie King, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Hampton National Historic Site
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Hampton National Historic Site: Runaway Slave Advertisements
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Indian–Colonial Relations in Laws and Official Documents
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Legal Status of Orphans in Maryland
Compiled by: William Vincent, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Liberty Tree and American Patriotism
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Mary Pickersgill: Maker of the Star-Spangled Banner
Compiled by: Richard Olson, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Constitutions
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland State House at Annapolis
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Roots for Kids
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Runaway Slave Advertisements During the Revolutionary War Era
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Runaway Slave Advertisements in the New Republic
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Runaway Slave Advertisements in Antebellum Maryland
 
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Settling Down in Baltimore
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

'Til Death Do Us Part: Maryland Marriage Laws, 1640-1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Ratification of the Treaty of Paris
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Washington Resigning His Commission
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

 

1801-1861

Era 4: Expansion and Reform 

American Colonization Society
Compiled by: Donna R. Omata, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Atlantic Slave Trade: Middle Passage
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Baltimore & Ohio: First Railroad in America  
Compiled by: Jim Bailey, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Changed Perspective: The Evolution of Baltimore through Art and Cartography, 1792-1912  
Compiled by: Dennis McIver, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Compiled by: Derrick E. Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

County Maps of Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Drawing the Line: Surveying the Mason-Dixon Boundary
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Famous Marylanders – Frederick Douglass
Compiled by: Bill Vincent, University of Maryland Baltimore County

First Dental School in the World
Compiled by: Benjamin Elgamil, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Glory Hallelujah: Julia Ward Howe and the Battle Hymn of the Republic  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Hampton National Historic Site
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Hampton National Historic Site: Runaway Slave Advertisements
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

In Their Own Words: Maryland Slave Narratives and Oral Histories
Compiled by: William Vincent , University of Maryland Baltimore County

In Their Own Voices – Maryland Slave Narratives and Oral Histories
Compiled by: Bill Vincent, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Irish Immigrants in Baltimore  
Compiled by: Katie Duncan, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Know Nothings  
Compiled by: Traci Siegler, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Let's Dance: The Ghost Dance Movement  
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Maryland Constitutions
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Slavery as Experienced by Children
Compiled by: Bill Vincent, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland State Colonization Society  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Moses of Her People: Harriett Tubman
Compiled by: Derrick E. Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

National Road  
Compiled by: Derrick E. Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Nat Turner's Rebellion
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Roots for Kids
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Runaway Slave Advertisements in Antebellum Maryland  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Two Acts of Toleration: 1649 and 1826
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph  
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Settling Down in Baltimore
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Stories of Flight From Maryland
Compiled by: Allison Seyler, Maryland State Archives

'Til Death Do Us Part: Maryland Marriage Laws, 1640-1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Women's Roles in the "New Nation"
Compiled by: Tina Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County 

 

1850-1877

Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction

America's Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam
Compiled by: Derrick E. Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

April 14, 1865: John Wilkes Booth and the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Compiled by: Michael T. Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Arrest of the Maryland Legislature
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Baltimore and the 19th of April, 1861
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Baltimore and Federal Occupation
Compiled by: Rose Marie King, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, Pinkerton, and the Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln, 1861
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Battle of Fredericksburg, December 1862  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives 

Camp Life in the Civil War
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Civilians, Soldiers, and Spies
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Civil Disobedience of Women During the Civil War
Compiled by: Tina Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Civil War in Maryland: Southern Sympathizers  
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Civil War Medicine: A View from the Bedside
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Dred Scott Decision
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Elizabeth Keckley: 30 Years a Slave
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Emancipation Proclamation  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Ex Parte Merryman 
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Fighting for Freedom: United States Colored Troops from Maryland
Compiled by: David Armenti and Tanner Sparks, Maryland State Archives

Gettysburg Address 
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Hampton Mansion: Runaway Slave Advertisements
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

John Brown's Raid
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Let Us Have Peace: The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant  
Compiled by: Karen A. Lubieniecki, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland! My Maryland!
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Maryland Constitutions
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Slavery Legislation  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads and the staff of the Underground Railroad Project, Maryland State Archives

Military Maps of the Civil War
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Monocacy: The Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.  
Compiled by: James C. Bailey, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Nat Turner's Rebellion  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Abraham Lincoln and the Cooper Union Address  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Nursing
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Prisoners of War in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Railroads  
Compiled by: Richard Olson, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Suppression of the Maryland Press
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Suspension of Civil Liberties in Maryland: The Case of Richard Bennett Carmichael
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

'Til Death Do Us Part: Maryland Marriage Laws, 1640-1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Through the Camera Lens: the American Civil War
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Wartime Occupation of Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Women on Trial: The Elizabeth Wharton Case
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

 

1870-1900

Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States 

A Night to Remember: RMS Titanic
Compiled by:
Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Chinese Exclusion Act  
Compiled by: Kevin Allor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Cone Sisters  
Compiled by: Traci Siegler, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Ellis Island: The Golden Door
Compiled by:
Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Immigration to America
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Immigration and the Railroad  
Compiled by: Richard Olsen, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Irish Immigrants in Baltimore  
Compiled by: Katie Duncan, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Liberty Enlightening the World
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Lowell Mill Girls
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Major and Minor League Baseball in Baltimore
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Railroads, Tourism, and the Deer Park Hotel 
Compiled by: Richard Olsen, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Separate But Equal  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Strike of 1877
Compiled by: Richard Olsen, University of Maryland Baltimore County

'Til Death Do Us Part: Maryland Marriage Laws, 1640-1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

To Market: Packing and Canning Industries in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Vacationing on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Women in the Maryland Work Force
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

 

1890-1930

Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America

Americans Listening: Huey Long and Father Coughlin  
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore City Parks
Compiled by: Sarah Davis

Baltimore Streetcar Transportation
Compiled by: Sarah Davis

Baseball as a National Pastime  
Compiled by: Samatha Howe, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Children in the Labor Force
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Edith Houghton Hooker(1879-1948):  Suffragist, Progressive, and Reformer  
Compiled by:

Education in Maryland: Separate and Unequal
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Famous Marylanders - Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Its Effects
Compiled by: Benjamin Elgamil

Father Coughlin: Radio Priest, Depression Demagogue  
Compiled by: Karen A. Lubieniecki, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Galveston Flood of 1900
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Great Baltimore Fire of 1904  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke: Advertising in America
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Jim Crow in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Johnstown Flood of 1899
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Major and Minor League Baseball in Baltimore
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Baltimore, Maryland 1918-1933
Compiled by: Michael T. Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Race and Mob Violence: The Matthew Williams Case
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Rise of Advertisement and American Consumer Culture  
Compiled by: Kevin Allor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Seabiscuit  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Separate But Equal  
Compiled by:

Typhoid Mary
Compiled by:
Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

To Market: Packing and Canning Industries in Maryland
Compiled by:

Triangle Factory Fire
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Vacationing on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Women's Suffrage  
Compiled by: Katie Duncan, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

1929-1945

Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II

Americans Listening: Huey Long and Father Coughlin 
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Depicting the Enemy: Stereotype Imagery in World War II  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Dust Bowl  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Education in Maryland: Separate and Unequal
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Father Coughlin: Radio Priest, Depression Demagogue  
Compiled by: Karen A. Lubieniecki, University of Maryland Baltimore County

From Segregation to Integration: The Donald Murray Case, 1935-1937
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Henry Louis Mencken  
Compiled by: Samantha Howe, University of Maryland Baltimore County

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke: Advertising in America
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Jim Crow in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Liberty Ships and Bethlehem Steel  
Compiled by: Rose Marie King, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland at War
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Maryland Farms During World War II
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Poster Girls  
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

U.S. Army Installations In Maryland During World War II
Compiled by: Derrick E. Lapp, University of Maryland Baltimore County

United States in Depression and War
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

To Market: Packing and Canning Industries in Maryland
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Victory Corps: World War II Homefront  
Compiled by: Traci Siegler, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

1945-early 1970s

Era 9: Postwar 
United States
 

“And now on to Chicago...”: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy  
Compiled by: Karen A. Lubieniecki, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Brown v. Board of Education  
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Cambridge Riots of 1963 and 1967
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Desegregation of Maryland's Restaurants:  Robert Mack Bell v. Maryland
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Echoes of Thurgood: The Impact of University v. Murray Through its Alumni  
Compiled by: Dennis McIver, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Education in Maryland: Separate and Unequal
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke: Advertising in America
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Is Baltimore Burning?
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis  
Compiled by: Susan E. Pennington, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Constitutions
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Governor: Theodore R. McKeldin  
Compiled by:

Revisiting McCarthyism
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Stuart v. Board of Elections, 266 Md. 440 (1972)
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Suburbs: The American Dream?
Compiled by: Susan Pennington, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

1968-Present

Era 10: Contemporary United States 

“And now on to Chicago...”: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy  
Compiled by: Karen A. Lubieniecki, University of Maryland Baltimore County

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke: Advertising in America
Compiled by: Nancy Bramucci Sheads, Maryland State Archives

Major and Minor League Baseball in Baltimore
Compiled by: Sarah Davis, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Maryland Constitutions
Compiled by: Lucie Kyrova, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Schowgurow v. Maryland, 240 Md. 121 (1965)
Compiled by: Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale, prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Maryland State Archives

Streets of Fire: Governor Spiro Agnew and the Baltimore City Riots, April 1968 
Compiled by: Michael T. Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County

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