Jack Was Earnest

By Reginald McMahon - The story of Jack Earnest, a black slave born c. 1775 near the borough of Rockleigh, NJ. Becoming "free" in his mid-thirties, Jack purchased a small plot of land which became a magnet for other former slaves and evolved into a thriving community during the 19th century in today's Borough of Alpine, New Jersey, along the top of the Palisades. (1984) Pamphlet, b&w photos & maps, 31pp.

Jack Was Earnest

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