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

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)

Originally posted on March 11th, 2013.

Last modified on October 16th, 2018.
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