Antedating of "Colonialism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 29 12:01:41 UTC 2013

colonialism (OED 1853)

1847 _Commercial Advertiser_ (New York) 28 July 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)  In geographical nomenclature this state is glutted with Anglican importations. ... All that remains of colonialism is this nomenclature.

Fred Shapiro

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