Subject Area

History

Description

Major: History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. René Alexander Orquiza, History and Classics

My thesis brings attention to the creation of the California wine industry from a bottom-up perspective, highlighting the images and voices of the various farm workers who enabled the region’s widespread popularity and success in the late twentieth century. From the late 1800s to World War II, the California wine industry was established, challenged, and reinvented amidst racist rhetoric by labor organizations, the Chinese Exclusion Act, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. As laborers in multiple capacities, Native Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Indian Americans, and women were essential to the industry during this time. However, they rarely receive any recognition, especially compared to the white European Americans who often started or presided over vineyards.

Publisher

Providence College

Academic Year

2019-2020

Date

4-22-2020

Start Date

4-22-2020 12:00 AM

Type

Poster

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Language

English

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History Commons

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