“Hop-Picking Cultures in the Pacific Northwest,” Ryan Dearinger, May 26, 2016
From Christoffer Petersen
Ryan Dearinger, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Oregon University, conducted work at Oregon State University as part of the OSU Libraries Resident Scholar Program. His lecture, “Hop-Picking Cultures in the Pacific Northwest,” delves into the tense racial relations among agricultural laborers of the nineteenth century, and examines the technological and cultural changes that followed the spread of “hop fever” throughout the Pacific Northwest. Using a massacre in Squak Valley, Washington as a central case study, Dearinger explores the relationships and cultural conceptions among Native American, Chinese and Caucasian laborers. This lecture was given on May 26, 2016 in the Valley Library at Oregon State University.