My name is Emily Huebner, and I have the privilege of inheriting the Maryland 400 project, which was started by the talented research and analysis of Jeff and Daniel. I recently graduated from Goucher College in May of 2013, majoring in History and Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies. The American Revolution is one of my favorite historic subjects, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work on the Maryland 400 project.
The documents at the Maryland State Archives offer new information about the Maryland 400, and I am looking forward to adding to our understanding of the 400’s role in the Revolution. I am most interested in historic research that uses primary sources to uncover new information about the past and satisfy my own curiosity. In the fall of 2012 I researched the origins and content of a set of mysterious scrapbooks made in Baltimore during the Civil War, and I received Goucher’s Julia Rogers Research Prize for the resulting paper, which was also published in Verge, Goucher’s academic journal. In military history, during the spring of 2013 I investigated the two militias that cropped up in Towson around the time of the Civil War.
During the summer of 2013 I was a research intern here at the Maryland State Archives for the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland project. I investigated the connections between Quakers, slavery, and the Civil War in Talbot County, Maryland. I wrote biographies and case studies for the people and institutions that I encountered during my research; an experience that I think will aid me in the Maryland 400 project.
We have some exciting blog posts coming up since next Tuesday is the anniversary of the Battle of Long Island. The annual commemoration of the battle will be held on Sunday at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Governor Martin O’Malley will speak at the event on the key role of the Maryland 400.