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The Culture and Economy of Wine in Italy and California

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the culture and economy of wine in Italy and California. It begins with an overview of the wine culture and economy in Piedmont during the nineteenth century, and especially how ... More


Kosher Wine and Jewish Saloons: New Jewish Immigrants Enter the American Alcohol Trade

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the “third wave” of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who altered the American Jewry's relation to alcohol in the nineteenth century. Beginning in the 1880s, thousands of ... More


Italian Winemakers and the American System

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how Piedmont-born winemakers adjusted to U.S. capitalism and the mass market through constant innovation and mechanization of their methods of production, preservation, and ... More


Introduction

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the role played by Italians in shaping California's wine industry. It examines why, of all the many ethnic and immigrant groups in turn-of-the-twentieth-century California, ... More


Wine and the Alchemy of Race II: Prohibition

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the stigma of foreignness that the temperance movement and its political supporters attached to the production, commerce, and consumption of wine—which culminated in the ... More


Conclusion: Work, Social Capital, and Race in the Experience of Italian Winemakers in California

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book has explored the importance of work, social capital, and race in the experience of Italian winemakers in California. It has presented the story of Italian immigrants in California as an ... More


White Labor and Happy Families: Race, Social Capital, and Paternalism

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how Piedmont-born winemakers articulated a narrative of ethnic identity that took advantage of the specific racial and racist structure of California society while also aiming ... More


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