Articles by Catherine B. Abbott

abbottBorn and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Catherine B. Abbott holds a degree in history from California State University-San Marcos and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently a PhD student at UWM. She may be reached at

Women’s Roles in Peoples Temple and Jonestown (with Rebecca Moore) (2020)

The Women of Peoples Temple (2017)

Racial Thinking and Peoples Temple (2016)

Communism, Marxism, and Socialism: Radical Politics and Jim Jones (2015)

Jonestown and the Ku Klux Klan: Race in Indiana and Its Influence on Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (2014)

Hope Lives (2011)

The “C-Word”: The Meaning of Cult and Its Effects (2009)

Selling Jonestown: Religion, Socialism, and Revolutionary Suicide in Peoples Temple (2009)

Preparing to Sell Jonestown (2009)