Erskine Caldwell

Writer
1980Summer

Erskine Caldwell was an American southern author best known for his novel Tobacco Road, which concerns the depravity in the lives of the southern poor exploited by the agricultural system. The 1934 stage version set Broadway records with its seven-year run. Caldwell wrote numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, although his 25 novels brought him the most acclaim.

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