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" If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 394
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - Political Science - 2005 - 156 pages
...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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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...began. "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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - Political Science - 2005 - 351 pages
...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 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 it by freeing some and leaving...
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Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

Barbara Weisberg - Religion - 2009 - 336 pages
...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 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 it by freeing some and leaving...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...at work: "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 save it by freeing some and...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - Philosophy - 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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China's Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005

Bijian Zheng - Political Science - 2006 - 88 pages
...stressed: 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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...unless they could at the same Mine destroy 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 eould save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all...
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Reassessing American Culture: A Rebel's Guide

Gregory Shafer - History - 2005 - 128 pages
...a letter to Horace Greeley, he made clear how little he cared about slaves. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the union and is not either to save or destroy slavery," wrote Lincoln. "If I could save the union without freeing any slaves I would do it" (186). Despite...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - History - 2005 - 376 pages
...Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune: "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save...would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leave the others alone, I would also do that."48 Lincoln hoped that once the Union was restored under...
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