Chapel Hill: Opinion

May 2, 2014

Robert Wallace: The grapes of wrath

Published in 1939, “The Grapes of Wrath” caused a stir. John Steinbeck’s Oklahoma tenant farmers, devastated by Mother Nature and ruinous farming practices, travel west to California to find a better life. What they discover, instead, is avarice, on the part of big-time farmers and banks.

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