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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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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - 2005 - 413 páginas
..."strangely and disastrously remiss." Three days later, Lincoln replied with a famous letter reiterating: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it. ..." What Greeley and other critics did not know is that Lincoln had...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 196 páginas
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same Mine destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I eould save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all...
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Reassessing American Culture: A Rebel's Guide

Gregory Shafer - 2005 - 128 páginas
...so" (Zinn 184). Later, in a letter to Horace Greeley, he made clear how little he cared about slaves. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...union and is not either to save or destroy slavery," wrote Lincoln. "If I could save the union without freeing any slaves I would do it" (186). Despite...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 páginas
...the policy I 'seem to be pursuing' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt," he began. "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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China's Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005

Bijian Zheng - 2006 - 88 páginas
...the Union." I also quoted from his famous letter written in August 1862, where he further stressed: 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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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - 2005
...these concerns posed two distinct questions. When discussing the issue of slavery, Lincoln explained: [M]y 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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Blooding the Regiment: An Account of the 22d Wisconsin's Long and Difficult ...

Richard H. Groves - 2005 - 384 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 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 — if I could...
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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - 2005 - 156 páginas
...not wanted to do it; his ideas were less radical. As he explained to Horace Greeley in August 1862: "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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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volumen2

Russell B. Goodman - 2005 - 382 páginas
...reply to Horace Greeley's public attack is a classic example of the accomplished pragmatist at work: "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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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - 2005 - 351 páginas
...the American polity" (Riley 1999, 19). Lincoln's goal, for instance, was preservation of the Union. "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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