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Erskine Caldwell

CaldwellAugust 1980

Erskine Caldwell is an American southern author best known for his novel Tobacco Road (1932). The 1934 stage version set Broadway records with the length of its run, more than seven years. The story concerns the depravity in the lives of the southern poor, who are exploited by the agricultural system. Caldwell's other successful novels include God's Little Acre (1933) and Georgia Boy (1943) With his second wife, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Caldwell produced a word-and-picture study of the rural South, You Have Seen Their Faces (1937). Caldwell's autobiography, With All My Might, was published in 1987.

Last Updated: 9/3/09