The US economic crisis is said to be as deep as that in the 30s but, of course, it is a different crisis with a different impact. Above all, it is a crisis that marks the end of a historic era, the US century.
Over two weeks, the photographer Urban Andersson and I will drive 3,000 km across the continent of America from a small town called Sallisaw in eastern Oklahoma to Bakersfield in California.
This is the route taken by the Joad family in John Steinbeck’s famous novel ’The Grapes of Wrath’, which is about the depression in the 1930s.
Every day you can follow our journey and journalistic voyage of discovery through a superpower on skid row.
Along the way, we hope to meet many people who can provide answers to how life in America changed. We let them answer the question:
How has your life changed in the last three years?
Interviews in English with Swedish subtitles
We begin in Sallisaw. Keep up!