American Gandhi

American Gandhi traces the evolving political and religious views of one of the most beloved figures of the American left. Through A. J. Muste's exemplary career as a peace activist and radical, Leilah Danielson charts the rise and fall of American liberalism and the left over the course of the twentieth century.

American Gandhi
A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

Leilah Danielson

2014 | 472 pages | Cloth $59.95
Biography | American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Calvinism, Class, and the Making of a Modern Radical
Chapter 2. Spirituality and Modernity
Chapter 3. Pragmatism and "Transcendent Vision"
Chapter 4. Muste, Workers' Education, and Labor's Culture War in the 1920s
Chapter 5. Labor Action
Chapter 6. Americanizing Marx and Lenin
Chapter 7. To the Left
Chapter 8. Muste and the Origins of Nonviolence in the United States
Chapter 9. Conscience Against the Wartime State and the Bomb
Chapter 10. Speaking Truth to Power
Chapter 11. Muste and the Search for a "Third Way"
Chapter 12. The "American Gandhi" and Vietnam

Epilogue

Notes
Index