Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History

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Transaction Publishers, 1987 - Social Science - 381 pages

In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.
 

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Contents

The Corporate Conglomerate
77
The Collectivist Reformation
106
Politics and Public Relations
140
From the Promised Land to the Promised Land
175
The Concerned Relatives the Concentration Camp
210
The Apocalypse at Jonestown
254
After Jonestown
289
A Comment on Methodology
313
Notes
320
Bibliography
360
Index
371
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