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" 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 save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Página 169
por John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 páginas
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Excel HSC Modern History

Ronald E. Ringer - 2006 - 418 páginas
...on August 22, 1862, his 'paramount object' was to save the Union: '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.'18 By the time he composed this document, however, he had already decided...
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Jim Cullen - 2004 - 214 páginas
...slavery," he told newspaper editor Horace Greeley in August of 1862. "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." In fact, Lincoln already had a plan he would announce the following month:...
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The Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites

Alice E. Carter, Richard Jensen, Richard J. Jensen - 2003 - 235 páginas
...Tribune editor Horace Greeley about emancipation, wherein he wrote, "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." Within months of this letter, Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation...
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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

2003 - 240 páginas
...device of the public letter, in this instance having the dignity of a state paper, Lincoln answered, "My paramount object is to save the Union and not...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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Media and Politics in America: A Reference Handbook

Guido Hermann Stempel - 2003 - 237 páginas
...responded by letter to Greeley: My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could...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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Dixie and the Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War for the Union

Adam Mayers - 2003 - 255 páginas
...captured in the Globe, said in part: My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...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 of the...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - 2003 - 236 páginas
...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 destroy slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - 2008 - 288 páginas
...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...without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could do it freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War

Frances Harding Casstevens - 2003 - 325 páginas
...editor Horace Greely that his primary objective was "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 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 Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - 2004 - 247 páginas
...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 destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. ... I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty;...
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