Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History
- Publish Date: 2004-03-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John R. Hall
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.