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    Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London I find myself amazed and honestly a little depressed that a book published in 1903 about the poor of London can seem so relevant today There are familiar themes of a wealthy booming society that does little to nothing to care for its indigent while also passing laws and serving punishments seemingly built to purposefully propagate a cycle of destitution that feel like they haven't changed a lick in 115 yearsAs a little background Jack Lo

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    Read & download The People of the Abyss Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Jack London For six weeks Jack London dresses and attempts to live like the poor on London's east side He uickly realizes that no matter how hard a man or woman works the cards are stacked against them I'm sure this had a greater impact when read during

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    Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London I read this as a companion piece to Wolf the recent biography of Jack London He was a lifelong socialist and this was a subject he was passionate about This was the dark underbelly of the gilted age And because of unions and the socialist party we have minimum wage social security and welfare to provide a safety net for the kind of problems Jack London explores in this bookBut I am a poor revolutionary and I think Jack L

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    Read & download The People of the Abyss Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Jack London Before Jack London was the world famous adventure story writer—in his 20s and 30s—he had lived a dozen lives child laborer thief sailor failed Klondike prospector and hobo A committed socialist and hard charging risk taker he turned to writing in his early 20s after nearly dying in an Arctic winter and this 1903 book was his second major publication just after Call of the Wild London disguises himself as

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    Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Jack London Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London If civilization has increased the producing power of the average man why has it not bettered the lot of the average man? There can be one answer only — MISMANAGEMENTJack London's first hand account of the People of the Abyss is not fictional It is direly real In the summer of 1902 London the author went to London the city to witness the life of the people in London's East End the infamous Whitechapel District or what the autho

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    Read & download The People of the Abyss Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Jack London My present political position in life is one that has evolved through time I was a young Republican in my early adult life and then began to observe how our first world society works and importantly read about how it used to be Books

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    Pdf/E–book [The People of the Abyss] ✓ Jack London Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Jack London I read this book while visiting East London near the Mile End Road described by Jack London as a terrible slum in the early years of the 20th century Fortunately it has now changed beyond recognition This is a shocking vision of the d

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The People of the Abyss Review Ê 102 Perience of living rough in Britain’s capital His clear eyed reflections on the iniuities of class are a shaming testament to the persistence of social ineuality in modern times. My present political position in life is one that has evolved through time I was a young Republican in my early adult life and then began to observe how our first world society works and importantly read about how it used to be Books such as The Jungle Sister Carry and Martin Eden defined for me the societal conditions that existed when the free market was allowed to shape society under near laissez faire conditions By looking at life as it is depicted in these books I was able to develop comparisons between then and now and consider the reasons for the vast contrasts that have developed over the past hundred years The People of the Abyss is uniue within this historical perspective in that it pushes the laissez faire extreme closer to the ideal Jack London tells of life in London where the vast majority of people men women and children are treated as a cheap commodity used for the lowest wages possible and then discarded when their labor can be replaced for a vigorous person or for even lower wages The commodity is housed in pits that are filled to maximum capacity in order to maximize rents and is fed with food intended to sustain life while bleeding away the strength of youthThe book is an observational commentary composed by London during his sojourns into the East End of London He dressed as these people dressed pursued work as they did and most importantly recognized these people as human London once said that this was his most purposeful book indicating No other book of mine took so much of my young heart and tears as that study of the economic degradation of the poor After reading The People of the Abyss I easily find an appreciation for London s work and certainly see its value in my modern observations of today s society

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The People of the Abyss Review Ê 102 In 1902 Jack London purchased some secondhand clothes and posing as a stranded American sailor set out to discover how the London poor lived His research makes shocking reading Mo. What Jacob Riis did for New York City with his photos of tenements Jack London did for London with his book The People of the Abyss The abyss that he referred to was the sualid East End of London where the poorest of the poor lived and diedAll of the horrors are there described not by a dispassionate historian keeping a professional distance in his reporting but in eyewitness accounts of and interviews with people living in appalling conditions What I found most horrifying about this book is that so many things haven t changed since it was written at the turn of the last century His descriptions of homeless people forced by the police to literally walk all night due to a law which forbade sleeping in public places brought to mind the sweeps done in our own cities forcing the homeless off the streets and out of our sight Healthcare was an issue then just as it is now Families were forced into poverty and sometimes starvation when the husband the main breadwinner was injured became ill or died The majority of bankruptcies in our own time are caused by overwhelming medical bills More than a century ago when this book was written when a man was out of work due to illness or injury his wife was unable to adeuately support the family because the only jobs open to her paid too little Sadly in our own time women are still not able to adeuately provide for their families on their own because they are paid on average 70 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job A statistic that should outrage everyone but strangely doesn t is that post divorce children slide down the economic scale sometimes into poverty thanks to their mothers inability to earn a living comparable to their fathers who actually ascend the economic ladder post divorce due their higher earning powerThe cost of housing rents eual to half their income brings to mind the mortgage crisis we are suffering today As the cost of housing during the last real estate bubble reached stratospheric levels families were forced to pay and of their income for housing leaving little to actually live on All it takes is a job loss or catastrophic illness for them to find themselves on the street as the banks foreclose on their homes Their counterparts a century ago faced a similar fate for the same reasons Job loss or illness resulted in the loss of the tiny rooms that they rentedYet for all the similarities there are important differences We have laws governing the workplace and a social safety net that prevents the worst of the gruesome results of illness and unemployment described in this book Laws about workplace safety and working hours prevent employers from exploiting their workers Unemployment insurance replaces a portion of lost wages Food stamps and free or reduced cost meals in schools stave off starvation We have come a long way since 1902 After reading this book I realized that we still have a long way to go

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The People of the Abyss Review Ê 102 Ving through the slums as one of the poor; eating drinking and socializing with the underclass; lining up to get into a flophouse London was scandalized and brutalized by the ex. For six weeks Jack London dresses and attempts to live like the poor on London s east side He uickly realizes that no matter how hard a man or woman works the cards are stacked against them I m sure this had a greater impact when read during the time it was written when bringing the poverty and disease of these people to the public s attention would have been an impetus to change Interesting and this was a side of London I had not previously been acuainted with

  • Paperback
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  • The People of the Abyss
  • Jack London
  • English
  • 22 October 2020
  • 9781843914501