Dorothy Day : dissenting voice of the American century
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Status
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Cherrydale - Adult Biography  1 available
B DAY D

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Cherrydale - Adult BiographyB DAY DAvailable

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Format
Book
Physical Desc
436 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781982103491, 1982103493

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-416) and index.
Description
"The first full-length biography of its subject in forty years, this book separates the myths from the facts about America's most radical pacifist, critic of US foreign policy, Catholic activist. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century is the life story of the American icon Pope Francis I mentioned alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln for her revolutionary aspirations to a more humane and sustainable future.",front book flap.
Description
"After a middle-class Republican childhood and a few years as a Communist sympathizer, Dorothy Day converted to Catholicism and became an anomaly in American life for almost fifty years. As an orthodox Catholic, political radical, and a rebel who courted controversy, she attracted three generations of admirers. Day went to jail challenging the draft and the war in Vietnam. She was critical of capitalism and foreign policy, and as skeptical of modern liberalism as political conservatism. Her protests began in 1917, leading to her arrest during the suffrage demonstration outside President Wilson's White House. In 1940 she spoke in Congress against the draft and urged young men not to register. She frequented jail throughout the 1950s protesting the nuclear arms race. She told audiences in 1962 that President Kennedy was as much to blame for the Cuban missile crisis. She refused to hear any criticism of the pope, though she sparred with American bishops and priests who lived in well-appointed rectories and tolerated racial segregation in their parishes."--Amazon.
Description
Loughery and Randolph separate the myths from the facts about Dorothy Day, America's most radical pacifist, critic of US foreign policy, Catholic activist. Her conversion to Catholicism in the 1920s, following an abortion and the birth of a child out of wedlock, changed the direction of her life. She founded the Catholic Worker to provide food and shelter for the destitute during the Depression. An impassioned advocate of civil disobedience, she frequently criticized the church for its complacency but is today being considered by the Catholic Church for canonization. -- adapted from jacket

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Loughery, J., & Randolph, B. (2020). Dorothy Day: dissenting voice of the American century . Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Loughery, John and Blythe Randolph. 2020. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Loughery, John and Blythe Randolph. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Loughery, John,, and Blythe Randolph. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.