Minority (continued)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 27 02:33:27 UTC 2001

Here are some other early citations for _minority_, OED sense 3.b. (dated
1921 by OED):

1857 Henry T. Tuckerman _Biographical Essays_ 238  The establishment and
grrowth of political and religious minorities transplanted from ancient
states and hierarchies.

1910 Emily G. Balch _Our Slavic Fellow Citizens_ 130  The Ruthenians
claim...they [Poles] use their power to oppress the racial minority.

I have not checked Making of America, Internet Library of Early Journals,
or Early Canadiana Online. so there may well be earlier examples readily

Fred Shapiro

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