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Roger Hooper and the Sheriff: Hoopers Island's First One Hundred Years By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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History of the first 100 years of the settlement of Hoopers Island in Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Based on an event from January 1753, reported in the records of the Maryland... More > Assembly, in which the sheriff charges tobacco planter Roger Hooper with unpaid quit-rents and threatens to seize two of Hooper's slaves. On a small scale, ROGER HOOPER AND THE SHERIFF is the story of one colonial tidewater family who settled on an island on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay. On a larger canvas, through the story of this family, one can learn about the development of colonial Maryland--the difficulties the pioneers experienced, their relationship to the Indians, the importance of tobacco, the change to slave labor, the deterioriation of religious toleration, the role of women, and, finally, the economic changes that eventually isolated one side of the Bay from the other.< Less
Hoopers Island: Glimpses of the Past By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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This is a collection of essays about events that occurred on Hoopers Island, Maryland, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some concern newsworthy events. Others describe the cultural... More > life of the Island or its connection to America's military history. The final essays are memories of the author's life on Hoopers Island.< Less
Everything from Skiffs to Yachts: The Story of Humes W. Wallace, Hoopers Island Boat Builder By Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
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Humes W. Wallace, a boat builder from Hoopers Island, Dorchester County, Maryland, built boats of all kinds. His career is indicative of that of the small, independent builders of wooden boats whose... More > workshops once dotted the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.< Less
Heads of Families, First Census of the United States – South Carolina By Bureau of the Census
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The 1790 Census is a must have for every serious genealogist. Known as the Head of Households census, the 1790 census was the first U.S. population census. This version, originally published by the... More > Government Printing Office in Washington in 1908, covered a U.S. population of 3.9 million and listed: (1) Name of family head, (2) # of free white males of 16 years and up, (3) # of free white males, (4) # of under 16, (5) free white females; (6) slaves, and (7) other persons. This reprint is 150 pages including 48 pages of indexed names. Included in the South Carolina census are the following 1790 counties: Abbeville, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Cheraws, Chester, Claremont, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Georgetown, Greenville, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Union, Orangeburg, Pendleton, Richland, Spartanburg, York,< Less
Heads of Families, First Census of the United States – Maryland By Bureau of the Census
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The 1790 Census is a must have for every serious genealogist. Known as the Head of Households census, the 1790 census was the first U.S. population census. This version, originally published by the... More > Government Printing Office in Washington in 1908, covered a U.S. population of 3.9 million and listed: (1) Name of family head, (2) # of free white males of 16 years and up, (3) # of free white males, (4) # of under 16, (5) free white females; (6) slaves, and (7) other persons. This reprint is 189 pages including 62 pages of indexed names. Included in the Maryland census are the following 1790 counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Ann, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, Worcester.< Less
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
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One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. Born... More > near Dorchester, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting the rigid Victorian moral code — his novel JUDE THE OBSCURE was (allegedly) burned by the Bishop of Wakefield for its shocking content. Hardy was an unflinching observer and in TESS has left us some unforgettable vignettes of rural life in late 19th-century England: the slow death of a flock of wounded pheasants, the monotony of field labour under an iron gray sky, and the itinerant farm worker’s seasonal round.< Less
Harriet: The Moses of Her People By Sarah H. Bradford
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Harriet Tubman was a fugitive slave whose work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad made her a legend. Born in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and supported... More > herself by working in Philadelphia hotels before relocating to Canada and, later, New York. Tubman first returned to Maryland in 1850, when she helped a niece escape from Baltimore, and over the next ten years, she frequently risked her life to liberate family members and other slaves in the area. During the Civil War, Tubman worked as a nurse and a spy for the Union army in South Carolina, where she was known as General Tubman. After the war, Tubman returned to Auburn, New York, where she spoke at women's suffrage meetings with other prominent figures such as Susan B. Anthony. This book is a testament of Harriet Tubman’s bravery and triumph in the face of overwhelming danger!< Less