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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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The American Civil War

Peter J. Parish - History - 1981 - 778 pages
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The Presidency of James Buchanan

Elbert B. Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1975 - 225 pages
...social blessing," and Northerners could withhold this only on the conviction that slavery was wrong. "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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The American Federationist, Volumes 56-57

Labor unions - 1949
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...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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The Ethical in the Jewish and American Heritage

Simon Greenberg - Ethics, Jewish - 1977 - 352 pages
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With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Stephen B. Oates - Presidents - 1977 - 552 pages
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Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln ...

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 1982 - 451 pages
...justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, ah1 words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it, are...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away.10 If slavery is right, ah" words against it are wrong and should be silenced. But if slavery...
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The Civil War, a Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville

Shelby Foote - History - 1986 - 856 pages
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The Supreme Court and the Decline of Constitutional Aspiration

Gary J. Jacobsohn - Law - 1986 - 192 pages
...example, he discussed the morality of slavery, and indicated the centrality of the issue to the nation. "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away."61! On the other hand if, as the Republicans believed, it is wrong, then, Lincoln suggests, the...
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