Antedating of "Chauvinism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 23 11:41:57 UTC 2005

chauvinism (OED 1870)

1851 _International Magazine of Literature, Science and Art_ 1 June 373
ff. (American Periodical Series)  Never did the _chauvinism_ of this
present time light upon a more cornelian device, but do you not see in it
the theatrical affectation, the melo-dramatic emphasis of another race?

Fred Shapiro

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