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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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More Than Conquerors

Ariadne Gilbert - 1914 - 423 páginas
...part) : " 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." Many other letters he read and answered ; but, before he was through,...
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More Than Conquerors

Ariadne Gilbert - 1914 - 423 páginas
...part) : " 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." Many other letters he read and answered; but, before he was through,...
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George Washington: Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character

Ethan M. Fishman, William D. Pederson, Mark J. Rozell - 2001 - 240 páginas
...to save or to destroy slavery," he told Horace Greeley in 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."21 At the beginning of the hostilities, in the midst of repeated Union...
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Civil Rights in the USA, 1863-1980

David Paterson, Susan Willoughby, Douglas Willoughby, Doug Willoughby - 2001 - 332 páginas
...the slaves. He virtually admitted this, late in 1862, when he said: 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, he did the latter, since only the slaves in rebel states were...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - 2002 - 992 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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Conversations With Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1961 - 448 páginas
...Twenty Millions." Lincoln replied: "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 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - 2002 - 324 páginas
...larger number of opponents. He wrote: "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." Easler, et al., eds., Collected Works of Lincoln, 5:388. As far as it...
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From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government

Randall G. Holcombe - 2002 - 336 páginas
...his Emancipation Proclamation: "My paramount objective 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."6 The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862, gave the...
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The Civil War Generation

Norman K. Risjord - 2002 - 371 páginas
...Campaigns (1985). PART 3 Wartime Politics 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. — Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862 Forty acres . . . and a hut would...
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One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther ...

Nathan W. Schlueter - 2002 - 173 páginas
...1862: "My paramount objective 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 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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