Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: A Philosophical Pike.
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