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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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Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

Barbara Weisberg - 2009 - 336 páginas
...replied, "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."12 The Banner of Light, eventually to become Spiritualism's longest running...
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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...leaving others alone, I would also do that." What effect such a development might have on their already emboldened slaves was a sure source of consternation...
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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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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - 2005 - 156 páginas
...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 save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.'" He recognized that the...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - 2005
...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 save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save the Union by freeing some...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - 2006 - 320 páginas
...paramount object in this struggle," he wrote, "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. ... I have here stated my purpose according to my view of my official duty;...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - 2005 - 290 páginas
...wrote, "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."5' Why was the Union so valuable that Lincoln subordinated his antislavery...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - 2006 - 224 páginas
...was.' . . . 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 did not say that he would save the Union if it meant keeping the...
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Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - 2006 - 680 páginas
...Functioning as a pragmatic statesman, not a moral prophet, 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." Nevertheless, Lincoln told two ministers from Chicago three weeks later,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 2006 - 842 páginas
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle w 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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