Edinborough Press
"Your experience and knowledge of history book publishing were invaluable. You were a professional who believed in us, had the same love and passion for history, and provided the necessary leadership."

Ernee MacArthur, President
Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyns
Daniel J. Hoisington

In 2001, the Brooklyn Historical Society published the first history of Brooklyn Township with the help of our Community History Program. The book tells about the transformation of a small rural community into two vibrant suburban cities.

This book is more than just a collection of historical trivia. It takes a serious look at environmental questions and the effects of urban sprawl. Chapters analyze the changing racial and economic face of the two cities.

You'll also meet many of the people who shaped the communities in the "Hall of Fame" and "UnCommon Lives" chapters -- folks like baseball great Kirby Puckett and award-winning composer Jon Vesner.

Read the introduction in Acrobat format.

This book is available through the Brooklyn Historical Society. For more information, visit their website at www.thebrooklyns.com.

608 pages 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Hardbound Fully illustrated