Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History (Second Edition) / Edition 2

Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by John R. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887381243

ISBN-13: 9780887381249

Pub. Date: 01/01/1987

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887381249
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the cultural puzzle of Jonestown
1Jim Jones3
2The preacher15
3The prophet29
4The temple40
5The ark57
6The corporate conglomerate77
7The collectivist reformation106
8Politics and public relations140
9From the promised land to the promised land175
10The concerned relatives, the "concentration camp," and the "conspiracy"210
11The apocalypse at Jonestown254
12After Jonestown289
AppA comment on methodology313

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