Antedating of "Capitalism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 25 23:33:11 UTC 2005

capitalism (OED 1854)

1849 Greene, William Batchelder _Equality_ 59 (Making of the Modern

1850 William Batchelder Greene _Mutual Banking_ 84 (Making of the Modern
Economy)  England is the den and stronghold of capitalism.

Fred Shapiro

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