[Ads-l] Antedating of "American Dream"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 1 21:59:27 UTC 2019

Great work, Fred. The "American dream" passage is available in the
newspapers.com database. Oddly, the date is April 28, 1894 instead of
1895. The passage occurs in "The Daily Inter Ocean" and "The Daily
Chicago Tribune". It occurs on a Saturday and not a Sunday.


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 4:08 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> American dream (OED 1916)
> 1895 _Sunday Inter Ocean_ (Chicago), 28 Apr. 1895 in Sarah Churchwell _Behold, America_ (2018) 25  Oh, critic and cynic, dreamer and doubter, behold America, as this day she stands before her history and her heroes.  See her millions of people, her free institutions, her equal laws, her generous opportunities, her schoolhouses and her churches; you see misfortunes and defects, for not yet is fully realized the American dream; you surely see her mighty progress toward the fulfillment of her philosophy.
> Fred Shapiro
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