[Ads-l] Antedating of "African-American"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 13 01:33:04 UTC 2015

African-American (OED 1835)

1782 _Pennsylvania Journal_ 15 May 3 (America's Historical Newspapers)  (advertisement) Two SERMONS, written by the African American; one on the Capture of Lord Cornwallis, to be SOLD by _W. Woodhouse, A. Smith, & S. Saviel,_ In Front-street.

Fred Shapiro
YALE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (Yale University Press)

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