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Title: Weekly Anglo-African- March 17, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Witty response to one of the major political questions of the day: if slavery is abolished, what do we do with the freed slaves? The writer provides the suggested political answers to this question that are currently circulating by presenting them as philosophy from a "talking fish" (or "philosophizing pike"). The double meaning here regards a subtle reference to politician Albert Pike.

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: books; Darwin on Species; essay; government; politics; publication; race; Republican; Richelieu on Sausages; Slavery; Tribune

People: Blair, [James]; Calhoun, Mr.; Catron, Judge; Darwin, Charles; Doolittle, [James]; Greeley, [Horace]; McDuffy, Mr.; O'Conor, Charles; Pike, [Albert]

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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