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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
New Outlook - Página 220
1916
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 páginas
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...they could as readily grant if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right and our thinking it wrong is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

Wilson C. McWilliams, Peter Dennis Bathory, Nancy Lynn Schwartz - 2001 - 311 páginas
...at some level, reach certainty and universality. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and the constitutions against it, are themselves wrong, and...justly insist upon its extension — its enlargement. . . . LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE DO OUR...
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The American Midwest: Essays on Regional History

Andrew R. L. Cayton, Susan E. Gray - 2001 - 264 páginas
...we are sectional," he stated bluntly. "We deny it." Slavery, not sectionalism, divided the nation. "All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right," Lincoln argued; "all we ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking...
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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
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that Slavery is wrong. If Slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and Constitutions...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking is right, and our thinking is wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - 2005 - 284 páginas
...States? If our sense of duty forbids this, then let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and effectively. "All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and your thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Life of America's Sixteenth President

Gary Jeffrey - 2005 - 48 páginas
...$UPPOZTEP$ СТАРТЕР TO PLAN HIS NOMINATION AS THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN CANPIPATE FOP. THE PM&PSNCY. SLAVERY IS RIGHT, ALL WORDS, ACTS, LAWS, AND CONSTITUTIONS...THEMSELVES WRONG, AND SHOULD BE SILENCED, AND SWEPT AWAY." ...THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR US TO FREE THE SLAVES AND DEPORT THEM GRADUALLY, SO THE...
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William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War

Eric H. Walther - 2006 - 496 páginas
...that they had encouraged John Brown. Lincoln precisely summarized the essential conflict over slavery: "If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality...justly insist upon its extension — its enlargement." But despite this seemingly insoluble dilemma, southerners, Lincoln insisted, had no right to secede....
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - 2007 - 463 páginas
...— as 1 suppose they will not — I would address a few words to the Southern people." He reasoned: "All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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The Shut Mouth Society

James D. Best - 2008 - 332 páginas
...of opposition to slavery before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us. "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it, are wrong and should be swept away. Holding, as they do, that slavery is morally right and socially elevating,...
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