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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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Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - 2007 - 377 páginas
...Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862. "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; and...
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Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays Honoring Robert H. Ferrell

Robert H. Ferrell - 2007 - 350 páginas
...Tribune: "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."17 In the meantime the Union suffered another defeat at Second Bull Run...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - 2007 - 262 páginas
...to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavely. 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.... I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty;...
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Ulysses S. Grant, 1861Ð1864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness

William Farina - 2007 - 324 páginas
...emancipation, this has a familiar ring. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, "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."6 Had Grant read Lincoln's speech? No, because Lincoln was replying to...
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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - 2007 - 338 páginas
...paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union," Lincoln wrote, "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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Antebellum Slavery: The Orthodox Christian View

Gary Lee Roper - 2008 - 350 páginas
...Emancipator, "Abraham Lincoln, wrote: "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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