The Grapes of Wrath
written by John Steinbeck
This Book is referred to by Evil Empire performed by Rage Against the Machine
Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a nearly hopeless situation, they set out for California's Central Valley along with thousands of other "Okies" in search of land, jobs, and dignity.