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Dorothy Day : dissenting voice of the American century

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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 as the Soviets. 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.

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Arcade Free Library BIO DAY (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300442969
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Honeoye Public Library B DAY (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300385609
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B DAY (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002901683
Checked out
06/30/2020

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