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This guide is intended for students in Urban Studies 210 who are researching small areas within Baltimore. Census Manuscript details the process of locating census schedules by address. Data and Documents lists ways to access Census data as well as city planning documents. Maps and Photographs introduces Sanborn fire insurance and other historical maps, as well as collections of photographs. City Directories and Newspapers explain holdings in newspapers and the city directories that functioned like telephone directories before telephones were widespread.
A well-illustrated history of the city's growth, development, and challenges. Describes Baltimore's "boom and bust" urban development. Also notes the ongoing search for solutions to problems such as poverty, unemployment...and the inevitable conflicts between the public and private sectors and urban and suburban interests.
Pietila's narrative centers on the human side of residential real estate practices, whose discriminatory tools were the same everywhere: restrictive covenants, redlining, blockbusting, predatory lending.
Baltimore : an illustrated history by Suzanne Ellery Greene Chapelle