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Napa The Transformation of an American Town

ISBN-10: 0738525022

ISBN-13: 9780738525020

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lauren Coodley, Paula Amen Schmitt

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With roots set deep in California history, Napa's story reaches back to the Bear Flag Rebellion and earlier, to the first contact between Spanish explorers and the Wappo Indians. Through the founding of Spanish missions and the grants of ranchos by the Mexican government, Napa flourished under the various cultures that helped it become one of the west coast's most dynamic cities. As it bloomed into one of the most recognizable names on the American landscape, Napa's residents confronted issues of war and peace, of open space and sprawl.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 9/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Water-Going-Out-Place People: 20,000 B.C.-1768 A.D.
Requerimiento, or Task of Conversion: 1769-1850
"The March of Civilization": 1850-1870
Chinese Bands and Asylum Orchards: 1870-1900
"Young Man, Come West to Napa to Start a Factory": 1900-1915
Boysenberries and Baseball Gloves: 1915-1930
The Dream Bowl and Shipyard Acres: 1930-1950
Civil Rights and Sidewalk Days: 1950-1970
"Like David Slaying Goliath": 1970-1990
The River of Change: 1990-2004
Epilogue
Index