Student Papers Section

Over the years, the editors of this report and people on this website’s Speakers Bureau have assisted scores of students in secondary schools, colleges and universities, and graduate programs in their research into different aspects of Peoples Temple history. We are publishing some of the papers from the last year which have come out of that research. The papers will also be collected and published on the Student Papers page.

1. Secondary School

1. On “Getting It Right”, by Craig Foreman
1a. Conclusion
2. The Media and the Jonestown Suicides, by Cressida Rigney
2a. Media Standing in the Way of History
3. The psychological massacre: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, by Rose Wunrow
3a. The birth of an investigation
4. The Brainwashing of Peoples Temple, by Kyle McCloy

2. College and Graduate School

5. Jonestown As a Reflection of American Society, by Nora Woods
5a. Shaping Religious Identity And Expression
6. Religion and Violence: The Consequence of Bad Leadership, by Helen Gerety
6a. A Researcher’s Adventure: Writing a Senior Thesis
7. My Reflections And Thoughts On Peoples Temple, by Manca Gartnar
8. Followership Research: Crossed the Finished Line!, by Wendy M. Edmonds

Originally posted on July 25th, 2013.

Last modified on November 11th, 2018.
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