Please join David McReynolds, NYC War Resisters League, Fellowship of Reconciliation,
The Catholic Worker, and A.J. Muste Memorial Institute for a talk and book signing with
Leilah Danielson, author of American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century
Thurs., March 19
Mary House Catholic Worker
55 East 3rd Street, NYC
Free and open to the public
American Gandhi, published by Penn Press (Fall 2014), traces Muste’s evolving political
and religious views over the course of his long career in the labor movement, the left, and the
peace movement, while also charting the rise and fall of American progressivism over the course
of the twentieth century. Muste (1885 – 1967) served as Executive Secretary of the Fellowship of
Reconciliation from 1940 until his retirement in 1953. He was on the National Committee of the War
Resisters League (WRL) and received WRL’s Peace Award in 1958. With Dorothy Day he led public
opposition to civil defense activities in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s.
Leilah Danielson is Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University.