[Ads-l] Antedating of "Melting Pot"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 19 16:06:04 UTC 2016

melting pot (OED, 3.b., 1909)

1889 _N.Y. Times_ 2 Sept. (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  In view of the virtual extinction of the French in the Mississippi Valley the French Canadians had a misgiving that if they too were cast into the American melting pot they would yield to that mysterious force which blends all foreign elements into one homogeneous mass.

Fred Shapiro

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