This site includes : Thirty-six articles written in 1916-1917 for the socialist paper The New York Call; a complete set of Dorothy Day's articles that appeared in The Catholic Worker newspaper from its beginnings in 1933 until her death in 1980; the text of four books: The Eleventh Virgin (1924), From Union Square to Rome (1938), House of Hospitality (1939), and On Pilgrimage (1948) and selected articles from other publications. Coverage ranges from the 1910s-1980s. Use the browse by date feature to locate speeches from a certain decade.
"This 1915 cartoon by William Ireland in the Columbus Dispatch relies on racist suppositions to make an ironic antiwar statement. Like their European counterparts, many Americans justified imperial expansion by arguing that it would spread the benefits of “Western Civilization” to un-civilized, non-European peoples. Religious missionaries also believed that the supposedly unenlightened people of Asia and Africa needed the redemptive and uplifting power of Western Christianity. As the savagery of World War I intensified, however, the claim that Western culture or society was more “civilized” became more difficult to defend."