Volumes I, II, and III of Baltimore: Its History and Its People were originally published in 1912 by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company of New York and Chicago as a collaboration of several historians, most notably Clayton Colman Hall. The book is relevant today because of its unique views of the development of one of America's most important industrial cities during its heyday. It contains many interesting maps and photographs. The book will be of special interest to historians of Americana, of the industrial world, of the role of cities in international commerce, and to people with roots in this important area. The book also contains useful genealogical information on a large number of families of importance in the mercantile and artistic communities of Baltimore.
Each volume was recently republished as an individual volume by Aftermath. This volume, entitled "Baltimore: Its History and Its People in Three Volumes" contains the complete contents of these previously published works packaged in a single publication.