Gone from the Promised Land : Jonestown in American Cultural History
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.
- Paperback | 408 pages
- 149.9 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 567g
- 14 May 2004
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Transaction Publishers
- Somerset, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- black & white illustrations
"Brimming with new information and vital insight into one of the most horrifying episodes of the 20th century." - Steve Weinberg, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.; "The mot comprehensive and sociological assessment of Peoples Temple available." - Ernest G. Rigney, Jr., Contemporary Sociology; "Extraordinarily well researched and elegantly argued.... Hall deals with a sensational and frightening topic in a reflective and analytic fashion." - George Lipsitz, Choice"