Antedating of "Racism"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Aug 15 22:13:00 UTC 2009

I wonder if John Russworm and Samuel Cornish's _Freedom's Journal_
might have "racism" or "racial".  It had "civil rights" in 1827.  Or
some other African-American newspaper of the mid-1800s.


At 8/12/2009 06:55 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>The newly drafted entry for _racism_ in the OED has a first use dated 1933.
>In 2004 I posted an earlier citation to ADS-L:
>1928 Herbert W. Schneider _Making the Fascist State_ 166  The
>intimate alliance between national syndicalism and racism became evident.
>It may be that the explanation is that I got this citation from
>Google Books and the OED checked the original book and found that
>Google Books had misdated it or had some other problem.  If that is
>the case, here is another antedating:
>1932 _Christian Science Monitor_ 21 Oct. 8 (ProQuest Historical
>Newspapers)  It is altgether inaccurate to suggest that Europe is
>being indoctrinated with Fascism or Racism.
>Fred Shapiro
>Yale Book of Quotations (Yale University Press)
>The American Dialect Society -

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