The following essays were written by UCR graduate and undergraduate students in the Public History Program, directed by Dr. Catherine Gudis. Please do not reproduce or quote from the essays without citing the author, source, and location. Questions? Please contact: or

A Woman’s World: A History of Female Labor in Citrus Packinghouses

African American Citrus Growers in the Citrus Industry

Baskets: Sharing Our Stories

Birdsongs: Stories of Creation and Migration

Camps and Community: Braceros in the Citrus Industry

East Highlands: Growing Up in a Citrus Community

Little Working Hands

¡Más Rápido! Laboring in the Citrus Groves

Native Foods and Medicines: Healing Our Communities

Native Labor: Work and Resistance

Native Lands: This Land is Our Land