[Ads-l] Antedating of "American Revolution" and "Revolution" (OED sense 9.c.)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 14 20:03:56 EDT 2018

American Revolution (OED 1779), revolution (OED, 9.c., 1784)

1778 _Evening Post and General Advertiser_ (Boston, Mass.), 28 Nov. 1/1 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Carolinians! heretofore you were bound -- by the American Revolution you are now free.

Fred Shapiro

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

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