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John Grider's Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa, and Sonoma Counties from 1845 to 1925 Paperback – September 14, 2009


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Sharon McGriff-Payne is a storyteller and history sleuth. She has written for daily newspapers in New York, California, and Florida, and she has collaborated on articles highlighting the contributions of African Americans to California history. Sharon lives in Vallejo, California with her husband, Clarence Payne.
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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (September 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440160910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440160912
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jusean on December 28, 2010
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This is a must read for anyone living in Solano, Napa or Sonoma counties, African American or not. It provides a glimpse into a part of our history few are taught, especially in schools. This would make a great guide for a high school or college research project. The author relies heavily on Delilah Beasley's "Negro Tralblazers of California." I haven't read the entire book as it is comprehensive of all of California, but I am making my way through it and recommend it as well to anyone interested in California history.
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