Chair: Agrarian Virtues in Troubled Times: Food and Wine Production during War and Depression
Rural History 2015
European Rural History Organisation Conference
September 7-10, 2015
Date of Presentation
This panel explores how governments, food growers and wine producers used the rhetoric of agrarian virtues to increase agricultural production, ensure compliance with food controls and influence consumer behavior during the Great Depression and World War II. Looking at case studies in different national contexts—Vichy France, Nazi Germany, and the United States—the panelists examine why the celebration of agrarian virtues in government propaganda and mass marketing sometimes succeeded but also encountered resistance from the very groups it aimed to motivate and persuade.
Chair: Agrarian Virtues in Troubled Times: Food and Wine Production
during War and Depression.
Paper presented at Rural History 2015 in Girona, Spain.