Press: Along Tobacco Road

Big, roundheaded Author Erskine Caldwell (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre) lived in Georgia until about ten years ago when he moved to Maine. Either State would gladly cede him to the other. He outraged his New England neighbors by announcing that "the [Maine] population is dying out from the top as well as from the bottom." His annual visits to his homeland affect civic-proud Georgians as the coming of the bollweevil. Regularly he infuriates them by writing of terrorized Negroes, of poverty, ignorance, depravity, degeneracy among the poor whites. Latest indignity was...

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