JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Speak at Communal Studies Association Conference

Jonestown Survivor will be speaking at the Communal Studies Association Conference in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky on October 2, 2015. Here is the block I'll be speaking with:

10:30-12:00

SESSION 2 IN FOUR VENUES & CONCURRENT SITE TOUR OPTIONS (Sign-up sheets)

 

 Session 2A –  Musical Landscapes of Community

Roger Hall

“My Shaker Home”:  The last Shaker song and the pure mountain air   

Denise Seachrist

Shaping the Faithful:  The Music of Snow Hill

Etta Madden

Shaping the Social Landscape: La Bagnaia and the Sienese Mountain Songs of May

 

 

Session 2B —  Landscapes of Distress

Stewart Davenport

This is NOT the Place: Inhospitable Environments for Communal Experiments

Laura Kohl

PEOPLES TEMPLE LANDSCAPES – Jonestown and Georgetown

Charles Nuckolls

The Meeker Massacre:  How a Utopian Community Ended in Mass Murder

 

 

 Session 2C –  Shakers Against the Grain: Confronting Marriage, Apostasy, and Discontent

Tom Sakmyster

The Last Shaker Apostate: Augustus Wager

 

Aaron Genton

 "The Most Lamentable Tragedy": William Pennebaker and the 1871 Fracas at Pleasant Hill

William Black

Boler v. Boler: Anti-Shakerism and Marriage Law in Kentucky

 

 

 Session 2D –  Community Economics:  Industry, Commerce, and Retail

Ted Kallman

"To Redeem this Land–Christian Commonwealth, Georgia, 1896-1901"

John Sheridan

Colony As a Corporation: Similarities & Differences Between a Hutterite Colony & Retail Corporation

Christa Shusko

The Product as Proselytizer: The Oneida Community's Attempts to Transform the Economic Landscape of 19th-century America

 

 

SITE TOUR 1

Holy Sinai's Plain

SITE TOUR 2

Behind the Scenes: Meeting House, Center Family, Artifact & Archival Storage Areas

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