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Author: Simone Cinotto
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Series: Nation of Nations Series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

From Ernest and Julio Gallo to Francis Ford Coppola, Italians have shaped the history of California wine. This book demonstrates that the Italian visionaries were not skilled winemakers transplanting  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Cinotto
ISBN: 9781479832361 1479832367 0814717381 9780814717387 0814790313 9780814790311
OCLC Number: 874449161
Description: 277 pages.
Contents: Introduction1 The Success of Italian Winemakers in California and the "Pavesian Myth"2 Producing Winescapes: Immigrant Labor on California Land3 The Culture and Economy of Wine in Italy and California4 One Nation: The Importance of Ethnic Cooperation5 The Spirit and Social Ethics of Ethnic Entrepreneurship 6 The Ethnic Edge: The Economy of Matrimonial Strategies and Family Culture 7 White Labor and Happy Families: Race, Social Capital, and Paternalism8 Italian Winemakers and the American System9 Wine and the Alchemy of Race I: The Social and Cultural Economy of Italian Regionalism10 Wine and the Alchemy of Race II: Prohibition Conclusion: Work, Social Capital, and Race in the Experience of Italian Winemakers in California
Series Title: Nation of Nations Series


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History professor Cinotto traces a unique path in this study of the origins of Californias wine industry. * Booklist * Clearly organized and written, this book can be useful for sociologists Read more...

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