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Erskine Caldwells Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwells Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road: Socio-economic Critique or Spectacle? Erskine Caldwell’s 1932 Tobacco Road depicts the plight of a family of poor white farmers in Georgia. By setting his novel some eleven years since the big war, Caldwell locates his depiction within a specific socio-economic milieu, that of the Great Depression (10). While Caldwell does take pains to detail the economic forces that shape the lives of the members of the sharecropping Lester family, his exaggerated characteriz