<history of philosophy, biography> american social activist (1897-1980). Day combined communist social concern with Christian convictions in the autobiographical From Union Square to Rome (1938). She founded The Catholic Worker magazine in 1933, established a "hospitality house" in New York City, and supported pacifistic resistance to several wars. Recommended Reading: Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, ed. by Robert Ellsberg (Orbis, 1992); The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day, ed. by Daniel Berrigan (Harper, 1997); Voices from the Catholic Worker, ed. by Rosalie Riegle Troester (Temple, 1993); and June E. O'Connor, The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day: A Feminist Perspective (Crossroad, 1991).
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