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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 211
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War

Eric H. Walther - History - 2006 - 496 pages
...that they had encouraged John Brown. Lincoln precisely summarized the essential conflict over slavery: "If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality...justly insist upon its extension — its enlargement." But despite this seemingly insoluble dilemma, southerners, Lincoln insisted, had no right to secede....
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Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - Literary Collections - 2007 - 140 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John T. Morse - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 260 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John T. Morse - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 292 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 476 pages
...— as 1 suppose they will not — I would address a few words to the Southern people." He reasoned: "All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Antislavery Politics in Antebellum and Civil War America

Thomas G. Mitchell - History - 2007 - 298 pages
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Abraham Lincoln's Speeches

L. E. Chittenden - History - 2008 - 380 pages
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Abraham Lincoln - Man of God

John W. Hill - History - 2008 - 444 pages
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Abraham Lincoln - Complete Works -, Volume 1

John G. Nicolay - History - 2008 - 704 pages
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