The Vine Remembers

French Vignerons Recall Their Past

Edited by Leo A. Loubere, Jean Sagnes, Laura Frader, and Remy Pech

Subjects: French Studies
Paperback : 9780873959148, 203 pages, June 1985
Hardcover : 9780873959131, 203 pages, June 1985

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In The Vine Remembers, the vignerons—growers and workers of the vine—tell their own stories. Based on interviews with workers and small vineyard owners, the book presents the memories of vignerons from six major wine-producing areas of France: the Bordelais, Burgundy, the Beaujolais, Champagne, Languedoc, and Roussillon. Recollections range from changing living conditions to the position of women and nature of family life in viticultural society, the changing work process and the labor struggles of vineyard workers, and the changing technology of wine-making.

Leo A. Loubère is Professor of History at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Jean Sagnes is Maître-Assistant at the Université de Perpignan. Laura Levine Frader is Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University.