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Tobacco Road Summary
Erskine Caldwell

Everything you need to understand or teach Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell.

  • Tobacco Road Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Tobacco Road Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Tobacco Road Summary

Plot Summary

Tobacco Road is a novel by acclaimed writer Erskine Caldwell. Tobacco Road is the story of one family's inability to move on when life does not go as planned. Jeeter Lester has always worked the land on which his grandfather once farmed tobacco; however, debts have turned Jeeter into a sharecropper on land that the owner no longer wants to farm. Jeeter vows every year that he will find a way to buy the seed and fertilizer needed to farm the land, but every year he finds excuses not to do the work until too much time passes and planting would be futile. Tobacco Road is a story of futility, of giving up, a story that will either inspire the reader to work that much harder or continue to give up in the face of adversity.

Lov Bensey is walking home from town where he had gone to...

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Study Pack

The Tobacco Road Study Pack contains about 33 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

Tobacco Road Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Tobacco Road Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including:

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