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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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An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War

Charles Pierce Roland - 2004 - 289 páginas
...letter: "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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Lincoln then added that his statement represented official policy and...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - 2004 - 162 páginas
...declared, "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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would do that." At the same time, he reaffirmed his "oft-expressed personal wish that all men...
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The Civil War: Primary Documents on Events from 1860 to 1865

Ford Risley - 2004 - 320 páginas
...wrote, "My paramount object in this struggle if to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that."2 The president's response in summarizing the contentious issue defused...
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Richard Wormser - 2004 - 224 páginas
...the war: "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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Lincoln was seen by some as not only the Great Emancipator of blacks...
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The African-American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell

Michael Lee Lanning - 2004 - 319 páginas
...stating, "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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." Even as he made that statement, the war itself was pushing the president...
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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the ...

Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law Geoffrey R Stone - 2004 - 730 páginas
...Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery." He added, "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."44 On September 22, 1862, five days after the North's victory at Antietam,...
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The United States, 1763-2001

John Spiller - 2005 - 330 páginas
...from Lincoln to Horace Greeley's New York Tribune, 22 August 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. • Source D: Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government...
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We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

David Herbert Donald - 2007 - 288 páginas
...that his "paramount object" was to save the Union, he told Greeley: "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." It would be easy to read these contradictory statements—and many of...
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Reparations for Slavery: A Reader

Ronald P. Salzberger, Mary Turck - 2004 - 349 páginas
...Greeley during the war, saying, "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 all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - 2005 - 351 páginas
...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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that" (Riley 1999, 77). In the 1960s, members of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations...
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