[Ads-l] Antedating of "America First"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 1 21:14:28 UTC 2019

The OED's first use citation for the phrase "America first" is dated 1915.  Sarah Churchwell _Behold, America_ (2018) discusses a number of earlier uses of "American first" beginning in 1884, at pages 39-40 of her book.

Fred Shapiro

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list