The Resource Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher

Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher

Label
Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America
Title
Why Waco?
Title remainder
cults and the battle for religious freedom in America
Statement of responsibility
James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using the events at Mount Carmel as a cautionary tale, the authors challenge Americans government officials, parents, the media, all of us - to rethink our stereotypes about unconventional religious groups
  • In the first balanced, authoritative account of the siege, James Tabor and Eugene Gallagher explore the powerful drama in Waco and the motivations of all the players, including the government, the media, the cultbusters, the Branch Davidians, and David Koresh himself. Tabor and Gallagher unflinchingly confront the most controversial accusations concerning the group's possession of illegal firearms, unconventional sexual practices, and child abuse. Without attempting to excuse Koresh's actions, they argue that the public has never been given the complete story. Tabor and Gallagher explain what really happened in Waco: Who were the Branch Davidians and what originally brought them to Mount Carmel? What led the government to attack? What role did the media play? And what lessons must we learn to avoid repeating this American tragedy?
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
299/.93
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP605.B72
LC item number
T33 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What might have been -- Moving to Mount Carmel -- Unlocking the seven seals -- The sinful messiah -- A complex hostage/barricade rescue situation -- The wacko from Waco -- The cult controversy -- Waco and religious freedom in America -- Appendix: An unfinished manuscript by David Koresh -- List of Mount Carmel Branch Davidians
Control code
ocm42855061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520919181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36610306
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42855061
  • ebscoaca0520919181

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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