Antedating of "Racial"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 27 22:53:07 UTC 2006

racial (OED 1862)

1855 _Scottish Review_ July 262 (Periodicals Archive Online)  The
minstrels were ... the historians of their people.  They recited the deeds
of warriors, awakening racial antipathies, and stirring in each bosom the
fire of patriotism.

Fred Shapiro

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