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Dorothy Day Chapter 1
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Date of Day's birth
November 8, 1897
Where was Day born?
Number of siblings Day had
Day's father's name
Her father's job
Her mother's name
year were her parents married
Where did her family move to when she was 6 years old?
he event where she first experienced the plight of the poor (as a child)
Great Earthquake in San Francisco
Date of the San Francisco Earthquake
April 18, 1906
How many lives were lost in the Earthquake
How many people lost their homes and possessions?
What was Day joyful about as a result of the earthquake
The opportunity to give aid to those in need
Importance of the Earthquake
shaped Day's commitment to the poor
The earthquake closed:
Newspaper John Day worked at
Day's first experience living in poverty
Family moved to Chicago and dad was unable to find work
Importance of her relationship with the Barretts
they introduced her to Catholicism
Event that happened when Day called Kathryn Barrett to play
Day saw Mrs. Barrett on her knees praying
Day's thoughts seeing Mrs. Barrett on her knees praying
Warmth and gratitude. Sense of love towards Mrs. Barrett
Person who told Day about the Saints
What did Day try to persuade her and her sister to do?
emulate the saints by being pious and sleep on the floor
What kind of church did Day go to with her friend?
Along with going to n Episcopal Church what 2 books did Day start reading at this time?
the Bible and "The Imitation of Christ"
Author of "Imitation of Christ"
Thomas a Kempis
What church was day initially baptized in?
While in Chicago, her brother was working for what
Newspaper that focused on the plight of the poor
Title and author of book that opened Day's eyes to the plight of the poor
"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
Russian author that discussed poverty in Russia
Age Day graduated from high school
College she got a scholarship to
University of Illinois at Urbana
Amount of money for Scholarship
"The Jungle" talked about poverty in which city?
Day felt a strong connection to "The Jungle" because....
It took place in Chicago where she lived
Year Day entered University
Big event that was occurring just after she started University
World War I
Jobs she had to while at university to make ends meet
babysitter and mother's helper
What Day did instead of focusing on her classes
developing as a writer and reading books she picked for herself
5 authors Day says were her favorite while at university
Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky
Here favorite author while in college
What did Day question the most during her first year at university?
the idea of religious faith
Where did say make her first friends at university?
Writer's Club on campus
What were the people like who were apart of the Writer's Club?
2 best friends in the Writer's club
Samson Raphaelson and Rayan Simons
Writer who went onto Broadway and Hollywood
Came from a wealthy family and shared this wealth with day. Very encouraging
Who did Simons work for?
Communists in China and Soviet Union
Year and place Simons died
First political party Day joined
This person said "religion was merely an opiate of the people meant to help them endure their suffering and to accept the injustices of capitalism."
Month and year Day's Father accepts a job in New York
After the family's NY move, Day leaves ____________ and decides she wants to ________________.
After what year, did Day leave college?
First job after moving to NY
writer for "New York Call"
What was "New York Call"
How much was she paid while at "New York Call"
Her job at "New York Call" lead her to explore what?
working class in NY and the world of protests and strikes
Leader of the Russian Revolution; interviewed by Day
Reason socialists opposed WWI
conflict was a struggle between imperialist powers who sent poor people to fight
After leaving "Call" what job did she accept?
Editing at the journal, "The Masses"
Month and year US entered WWI
What happened to the journal after they entered the war?
Journal was closed because of it's antiwar cause
Why did Day join a group of Women's Vote protesters to Washington DC?
Report on the government's treatment of protesters
Big personal event that occurred when day went to Women's Vote protest
her 1st arrest
Name of prison she and other women were sent to
How long was Day's sentence?
How did they request to be treated?
While in prison what did they protest?
Treatment, they went on hunger strike because they were not granted political prisoner status
What book did she ask for while in prison?
Once released from prison, what did Day do for a living for the next year
freelance writer for left winged newpapers
Playwright Day became close friends with
Name of poem Eugene O'Neill would recite
"The Hound of Heaven
Where would Day stop by after closing down bars?
Mass at St. Joseph's Church on 6th Ave
What did Day and her sister study to become in the spring of 1918
Nursing students at King's County Hospital
While working at the hospital, who did Day fall in love with?
Name of Day's novel where we find out most info about Moise
"The Eleventh Virgin"
What did Day end up doing with the book
destroyed copies because she was ashamed of the novel
How is the relationship between Moise and Day described in the novel?
she had great loved for him and he had great jealously
Day became pregnant for the 1st time in what year?
What was Day's decision after 4 months of being pregnant
get an abortion
After he abortion, what did Moise do?
Flee to Venezuela
After her abortion and Moise leaving, what did Day contemplate doing?
Who did Day end up marrying in 1920?
How did the marriage to Tobey end?
They toured Europe, and once they came back Day left to Chicago with the hope of getting back together with Moise
Who did she befriend while back in Chicago?
Who was Mae Cramer in love with
Why did Day end of taking of Cramer?
Cramer attempted suicide
Where did Day and Cramer stay?
boardinghouse at the Industrial Workers of the World
Why was IWW under government surveillance?
group had radical socialist views
What happened when the police raided the IWW house?
Day and Cramer were arrested for prostitution
What made Day upset while in the jail cell?
system did not provide alternatives for poor women
What impressed Day about religion?
moral probelms were confronted with firm principles
After Chicago, where did Day move to?
How does Day describe Catholicism?
"rich and real and fascinating"
How did Day become "rich"
producers made her novel into a movie
what did Day do with the money that was given to her from the movie?
Bought a beach house on Staten Island, NY
Who gave Day her first Rosary?
a Russian Jew (her friend)
While in New Orleans, what did she live close to?
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