Napa: The Transformation of an American Town, Revised Edition

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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.
ISBN: 9780738525020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lauren Coodley teaches at Napa's community college. She is the author of The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California and California: a Multicultural Documentary History. Paula Amen Schmitt grew up on Hoffman Avenue in Napa. A musician, counselor, and poetry teacher, she is now a freelance writer and editor.
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