Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
The human being is a complex creature, and his motives for a particular action are seldom simple. So when historians attempt to explain the existence of Maryland manors simply by considering their economic features or its feudal aspect, they risk overlooking an additional motive. Both George Calvert and his son, Cecil, expected the colony to show a profit, and it is true manors provided certain economic and political advantages. But the existence of these advantages should not hide the value of the manor as a form of social control.
Huck, Mary, "Maryland and the Manor: The Religious Advantage Offered by the Manorial System" (1981). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1127.