Peoples' Temple

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Peoples' Temple

The Controversies about Peoples Temple and Jonestown

Language Appropriation and Identity Construction in New Religious Movements: Peoples Temple as Test Case

In Timber Country: Working People's Stories of Environmental Conflict and Urban Flight. By Beverly A. Brown. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995. 300 pp. Hardbound, $49.95; Softbound, $18.95.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple. Dir. and prod. by Stanley Nelson. Firelight Media, Inc., for American Experience, 2007. 86 mins. (pbs Home Video, http://www.shoppbs.org/)

George Lipsitz. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1998. Pp. xx, 274. Cloth $59.95, paper $19.95

Politics and the Class Divide: Working People and the Middle-Class Left. By David Croteau. Temple University Press, 1995. 285 pp. Cloth, $49.95

Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race. By Matthew Frye Jacobson. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998 and The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. By George Lipsitz. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998

Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are. By Paul Robbins. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007. xxi + 186 pp. Illustrations, tables, figures, notes, and index. Paper $23.95

Sucheng Chan, editor. Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era. (Asian American History and Culture.) Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 294. $23.95

Philip M. Ferguson. Abandoned to Their Fate: Social Policy and Practice toward Severely Retarded People in America, 1820–1920. (Health, Society, and Policy.) Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press. 1994. Pp. xx, 212. $34.95

Shmuel Safrai , Zeev Safrai, Joshua Schwartz and Peter J. Tomson (eds), The Literature of the Sages, Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, Ancient Science and the Languages of Rabbinic Literature (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum, Section Two: The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud, 3a).


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Movement founded by the Reverend Jim Jones, a Christian socialist, in Indianapolis during the early 1950s. Having moved to California in 1965, Jones then established Jonestown, Guyana (1977). The Jones-town ...

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