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According to CNN’s Moni Basu, the plight of folks living in Lancaster is likened to Tom Joad’s family in John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Steinbeck documents the misery the Joads experience as they leave their foreclosed, dust-covered farm in Oklahoma to find work in Depression-era California.
“In hard-hit S.C. town, faith and finances fuel political decisions,” Basu equates the aftermath of Springs Industries’ demise to the Joads’ struggle as migrant workers.
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