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War and Empire: The Whole Dark Butchery Without a Soul

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Jack London's views about war and imperialism. In February 1906, London and his wife Charmian were preparing for worldwide sailing adventures to begin next autumn. To London ... More


Mastering the Machine: Technology and the Racial Logic of Jack London's Asia

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that one of Jack London's most consistent concerns throughout his career was the place of the machine in modern life, and his engagements with the discourses of racial formation ... More


House of Progress, House of Shame

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Jack London's denunciation of what he perceived was America's cruel social conditions by offering his own life story as a case study in the novel Martin Eden. In 1909, Jack and ... More


Napoleon of the Pen

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's early childhood, family life, education, and career. London was born in 1876, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of ... More


The Fight for Public Opinion

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's fight against the unbridled capitalism that he believed was the root cause of the pandemic of human misery and degradation during his time, along with his ... More


In That Prison, Things Unbelievable and Monstrous

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's campaign for prison reform which he articulated in the 1915 novel The Star Rover (published as The Jacket in England). After becoming aware of provocative issues ... More


The Rancher, the Wheat King, and “Farmers of Forty Centuries”

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's expansion of his California Beauty Ranch as part of his commitment to sustainable farming. London wanted to educate the American public about the present ... More


Ancestral Modernisms: Indigeneity and the Articulation of Distance

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses how the formations of modernism in Australia, and in particular the political achievement of Federation, significantly altered the country’s relationship to the United States. ... More


Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Cecelia Tichi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but this text challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A ... More


Jack London, American Public Intellectual: An Introduction

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines Jack London's (1876–1916) campaign for progressive reform throughout a career spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A prolific author known for his ... More


Afterword: Unfinished Business

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This afterword discusses some of the social issues that became Jack London's unfinished business because of his death. London supported the nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages, which could be ... More


Challenges at the End, 1914–1916

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Two years after enlisting Hughes Massie as his agent, Jack London had reason to be content. Massie was a sharp operator and managed to avoid the pitfalls of both Alexander Watt and James Pinker. He ... More


Freedom Amongst Aliens: Jack London, Lafcadio Hearn, and the Alternative Modernity of Japan

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the role played by literature in the widespread adoption of the European model of overseas imperialism, one of the more prominent and controversial processes of globalization ... More


Between Species: Queering the Wolf in Jack London

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the sexual history of “the beast” in relation to human and nonhuman animals in the work of Jack London. Bringing together the work of theorists and historians such as Eve ... More


Two Suitors, 1902–1904

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Life never moved at a slow pace for Jack London, and by 1903 he would be the toast of America—and much of the world—for his groundbreaking novel, The Call of the Wild. His fascination with the craft ... More


Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) wasn’t just lucky at what he called the “writing game”—he is, by many accounts, the most popular American author in the world today. Two novels, The Call of the Wild and White ... More


Playing the Field, 1906–1909

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London had reason to be happy and proud of himself by 1906. Hailed as the “new Rudyard Kipling,” he had two bestsellers under his belt, The Call of the Wild and The Sea-Wolf, numerous short ... More


Epilogue

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

One hundred years after his death, London is more popular now than he ever was during his own lifetime, with a worldwide reputation that is the envy of any writer. The longevity of his popularity is ... More


Dressing for the Revolution

Kate Coleman

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides another recount of experience as a student activist in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. It discusses the author's ... More


Safe Haven, 1911–1913

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Like John Barleycorn, the hero of London’s 1913 autobiographical novel, London’s life was a roller coaster: one moment overshadowed by demons, the next, illuminated by joy and optimism. He was ... More


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