Further Antedating of "Latin America"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 23 10:37:09 UTC 2010

Latin America (OED 1890)

1859 _N.Y. Times_ 25 Jan. (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  And yet, Sire, we could ... assure to ourselves all the universal transit routes between the Atlantic and Pacific, by giving to Latin America one-fourth of the attention which we have given to Anglo-Saxon America.

Fred Shapiro

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