Calcott, George. Maryland & America, 1940-1980.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Annotations / Notes: Calcott examines recent Maryland history in its relation to major national trends over the period from World War II to 1980. Arguing that the state consists of four cultural areas-Baltimore City, Eastern and Southern Maryland, Western Maryland, and Suburban Maryland-Calcott considers the interaction of political, social, and cultural developments, both in terms of overall trends as well as in terms of their expression in the state's diverse regions. Major topics include post-World War II population growth and suburbanization, Cold War tensions, the Civil Rights era, political liberalism and the growth of the welfare functions of the state, educational and environmental developments, and the changing role of government.