A History of Oakland: The Story of Our Village

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Tucked away in the northwestern corner of Bergen County, Oakland was for years a peacefully undiscovered outpost. Yet as Kevin Heffernan chronicles in A History of Oakland, the town's placid, easygoing character belies a fascinating and deeply engrossing history. From the interactions between the earliest Dutch settlers and the area's Lenape Indians, to the surprising pro-slavery attitudes of mid-nineteenth-century northern New Jersey, to the radical—and, to some, wrenching—changes wrought by late twentieth-century commercial development, Heffernan provides a definitive account of the life and times of this once-sleepy town.
ISBN: 9781596293342
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Brief History
Images: 70
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Kevin Heffernan has lived in Oakland with his wife, Linda, since 1979. He is currently a member of the New Jersey Historical Society and has given and continues to give presentations on Oakland history to local organizations and associations. He has a bachelors degree from Manhattan College and an MBA from Seton Hall University.
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