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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could... "
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories - Página 21
editado por - 1997 - 450 páginas
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1891
...letter to Horace Greeley written in 1862. ' If I could save the Union,' he wrote at that time, ' without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. . . . What I do about slavery and the coloured race I do because it helps...
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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - 1891 - 317 páginas
...I think, all men that aim at the preservation of the Government should adhere. The President said : My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it ; and if I could...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - 1891 - 398 páginas
...same time, destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing a slave I would do it. And if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. And if...
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Horace Greeley, and Other Pioneers of American Socialism

Charles Sotheran - 1892 - 343 páginas
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...without freeing any slave I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Lone-star of Liberia: Being the Outcome of Reflections on Our Own People

Frederick Alexander Durham - 1892 - 331 páginas
...Abraham Lincoln, writing on August 22, 1862, said : ' My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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The Lone-star of Liberia: Being the Outcome of Reflections on Our Own People

Frederick Alexander Durham - 1892 - 331 páginas
...Abraham Lincoln, writing on August 22, 1862, said : ' My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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LIFE OF LINCOLN

CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN - 1892
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave 1...
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A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868

Anne S. Rubin - 2009 - 319 páginas
...Lincoln's letter to Horace Greeley, in which the president explained, "If I could save the union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." What effect such a development might have on their already emboldened...
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Commentaries on Law & Public Policy

Robert McGee - 2005 - 432 páginas
...to save the Union, even if it meant not freeing a single slave. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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Reconstruction: A Primary Source History of the Struggle to Unite the North ...

Timothy Flanagan - 2004 - 64 páginas
...wrote in a letter to Horace Greeley, a newspaper editor in New York, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." Lincoln called his effort to bring the country together Reconstruction....
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