Antedating of "Racial"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 13 00:13:16 UTC 2009

racial (OED3 1855)

1854 _Leisure Hour_ Oct. 678 (Chadwyck Healey British Periodicals)  Such extremes have always been characteristic of the barbarous northmen, and we may not be wrong in referring to racial causes for hte solution of this prolem of contrarieties otherwise inexplicable.

Fred Shapiro
Yale Book of Quotations (Yale University Press)

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