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Dear people : remembering Jonestown : selections from the Peoples Temple collection at the California Historical Society

Author: Denice Stephenson
Publisher: San Francisco : California Historical Society Press ; Berkeley : Heyday Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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On November 18, 1978, over nine hundred expatriate Americans died in Jonestown , Guyana, along with a U.S. congressman and members of the press. The deaths of the members of Peoples Temple stunned the nation, and to this day a single aerial photograph taken at the time remains indelibly etched in our minds---a horrifying pile of corpses lying in a clearing in the South American jungle. We have forgotten how the  Read more...
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History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denice Stephenson
ISBN: 9781597140027 1597140023
OCLC Number: 57357518
Description: xvii, 171 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: From "I come from the nigger yard" / Martin Carter --
Last words --
Mailgram to President Carter / Joan Brown --
Editorials and commentary in the aftermath of Jonestown --
Beginning in Indiana and onward to California --
Letter to Lynetta Jones / Marceline Jones --
From "As a man thinketh, so he is," in Herald of faith / Jim Jones --
From "Jim Jones as seen through the eyes of those he loved" / Marceline Jones --
From "With Jim in Indianapolis," in The onliest one alive / Hyacinth Thrash --
From "We all made the move" / Stephan Jones --
"History of the church in California" / Jack Beam --
From "Following Jim to California," in The onliest one alive / Hyacinth Thrash --
From "No haloes please" / Patricia Cartmell --
"Chimp in the valley" / The Temple Reporter --
"Guide for the hostess" and "Bus driver snacks" --
Seekers, believers, and gatherers --
From "Who are the real radicals?" / Jim Jones --
Personal histories : Janice Wilsey, Christine Renee Lucientes, Henry Mercer, Carol Stahl, Cynthia Davis, Amanda Poindexter (also known as Ever Rejoicing), Dick Tropp, Annie Moore, Shabaka Baker --
Letter and holographic will / Marceline Jones --
From a sermon given in Redwood Valley / Jim Jones --
Salute to compatriot Don --
"Reflections on leaving the temple" / Vera Washington --
From the Gang of Eight letter to Jim Jones --
From a sermon given in Philadelphia / Jim Jones --
On a mission in Guyana, South America --
"Settin' around here free this mornin'" / David Betts Jackson --
Memo to U.S. Secretary of State / Deputy Chief of Mission John Balcken --
Letters from Guyana / Maria Katsaris --
From Jim's commentary on himself / Jim Jones --
From a letter to Jim Jones / Marceline Jones --
From "Who are the people of Jonestown?" / Dick Tropp --
From "Instructions from JJ" and "Follow-up notes from Peoples Rally" --
Letter to Jim Jones / Zipporah Edwards --
From "Hostilities and the most irksome subject of sex" / Harriet S. Tropp --
Self-analysis / Christine Miller --
"Peoples Temple show : a success!" / Guyana Chronicle --
"This nightmare is taking place right now" / Concerned relatives --
"Victims of conspiracy" --
Department of State information sheets --
Letters, notes, and memos. From a memo to Jim Jones / Marceline Jones --
Letter to Jim Jones / Eugene Chaiken --
From "The uglification of Jonestown" / Harriet S. Tropp --
Letter to Johnny and Ava Brown Jones / Lovie Jean Lucas --
Letter to Jim Jones / Marceline Jones --
From "The U.S.S.R. possible settlement locations, geography, and climate" / Eugene Chaiken --
From "Analysis of future prospects" / Carolyn Layton --
Letter to Jim Jones / Congressman Leo J. Ryan --
From "Reading and commentary of the news today" / Jim Jones --
The day of departure and death --
From deposition, Peoples Temple v. Attorney General of California / J. Evans --
From "Report on CODEL Ryan's visit to Jonestown and subsequent murder"/ Richard A Dwyer --
Jonestown community, November 18, 1978, transcript --
A community lost --
Journal entries / Rebecca Moore --
From "End times in Jonestown," in The onliest one alive / Hyacinth Thrash --
Letter to Senator John Sparkman / James T. McIntyre --
"The Jonestown coverup" / The Black Panther --
From deposition, Peoples Temple v. Attorney General of California / J. Evans --
"Drinking the kool-aid" / Tim Carter --
"Jonestown : frozen in time" / Melody Ermachild --
Peoples Temple chronology.
Responsibility: edited by Denice Stephenson.
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On November 18, 1978, over nine hundred expatriate Americans died in Jonestown , Guyana, along with a U.S. congressman and members of the press. The deaths of the members of Peoples Temple stunned the nation, and to this day a single aerial photograph taken at the time remains indelibly etched in our minds---a horrifying pile of corpses lying in a clearing in the South American jungle. We have forgotten how the people of Jonestown lived: that they once walked among us as neighbors and friends. They were a community that embraced racial equality and social justice and that won the praise and support of some of our most notable leaders. Dear People challenges perceived notions of the Jonestown tragedy, presenting letters, personal histories, reports, newspaper articles, photographs, and other documents---many published here for the first time--from the Peoples Temple Collection of the California Historical Society. Dear People is a companion to The People's Temple, a play directed by Leigh Fondakowski.

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