[Ads-l] "Hire One Half of the Working Class"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 7 08:59:46 EDT 2017

The quotation "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half" is usually attributed to Jay Gould.  Can anyone help me to trace documented and dated occurrences of this, attributed to Gould or not attributed to Gould, as far back as possible?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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