"Jim Jones was an American cult leader who promised his followers a utopia in the jungles of South America after proclaiming himself messiah of the The Peoples Temple, a San Franciso-based evangelist group. He ultimately led his followers into a mass suicide, which left more than 900 dead and came to be known as the Jonestown Massacre (November 18, 1978)." - Encyclopaedia Britannica
"Contains an uncredited excerpt from one of Jim Jones 'White Night' rehearsal speeches, followed by the complete recording of Jim Jones final speech (FBI tape no Q 042) recorded during the mass murder/suicide in Jonestown on the night of November 18th 1978."
Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple
PBS Documentary (90 min.)
Completed almost 30 years after the deaths in Guyana, the following is the first list to include the names of the 918 people who died in Guyana on 18 November 1978.
"The U.S. Military Had to Clean Up After the Jonestown Massacre 40 Years Ago. What the Crew Found Was 'Beyond Imagination'"
By Andy Kopsa (11/16/18)
Until the September 11th attacks, the tragedy in Jonestown represented the largest number of American civilian casualties in a single non-natural event.
Did the members of the Peoples Temple commit suicide or were they murdered?
"Jonestown: The Psychological Massacre"
by Alexis A. Wiles
"Deconstructing 'Brainwashing' within Cults as an Aid to Counselling Psychologists"
by Yvonne Walsh
Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple:
This website is designed to give personal and scholarly perspectives on a major event in the history of religion in America. Its primary purpose is to present information about Peoples Temple as accurately and objectively as possible.
Journalist Jeff Guinn details how Jones captivated his followers in his new book, The Road to Jonestown. He calls Jones a "tremendous performer" who exhibited "the classic tendencies of the demagogue."
"The Last Guest in Jonestown: An Account of a Non-Follower 11 Days before the Massacre"
by Peter Elsass
More cults to research: