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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


Ecological Rifts and Shifts: The Accumulation of Catastrophe

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the Dust Bowl is a perfect example of the accumulation of catastrophe, the result of decision makers shifting ecological problems down the line and denying the nature of the ... More


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