[Ads-l] Slight antedating of "gentrification"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 12 08:09:13 EDT 2016

I haven't verified this in the original, but note that Wikipedia cites a 1964 book using the word "gentrification."

Fred Shapiro

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Subject: Slight antedating of "gentrification"

OED: 26 Sept. 1973

8th Apr 1973, Bugler, Jeremy. "TOMORROW'S LONDON." The Observer (1901-
2003), London (UK), p13:

Labour's manifesto contains the wild promise of 'war on the private
landlord,' but this may conceal a real determination to use the powers
of compulsory purchase to prevent the existing residents of places
like North Kensington being driven out by the twin forces of
'gentrification' and development.


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