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American Gandhi Roundtable, Part 5

P “The Radical Idea of Autonomous Unions” By Janine Giordano Drake Leilah Danielson’s American Gandhi fills in a lot of gaps in the history of both labor and American Christianity. Historians of the Social Gospel are accustomed to talking about the collaboration between the labor movement and the mainline Protestant churches from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. [1] But, on the whole, scholars of the Social Gospel rarely follow the folks who stop working for the churches and start working for the labor movement. They usually define the “Social Gospel” from the perspective of ministers, especially those Read more