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" I would do it ; 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 others alone, I would also do that. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 397
1889
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Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans During the Civil ...

Wilbert L. Jenkins - History - 2002 - 285 pages
...Greeley, the New York newspaper editor, Lincoln reiterated his position. As he passionately explained, My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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...
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One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther ...

Nathan W. Schlueter - Political Science - 2002 - 173 pages
...A. Knopf, 1948), 169. 50. As he wrote in a letter to Horace Greeley in 1862: "My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not...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...
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College Writing Skills

Peder Jones, Jay Farness - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 453 pages
...still an accurate reflection of the source's main ideas. 1 . My paramount object in [the Civil War] is to save the Union, and is not either to save or...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;...
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Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership

Ethan M. Fishman - Political Science - 2002 - 225 pages
...the North's objective during the war: My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any of the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - History - 2003 - 492 pages
...sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be to the Union as it was. If there be those who would not save the Union, unless...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...
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Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War

Frances Harding Casstevens - History - 2003 - 325 pages
...home and abroad. Lincoln explained to newspaper editor Horace Greely that his primary objective was "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;...
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and ...

James Trager - Reference - 2010 - 944 pages
...the Union," writes President Lincoln August 22 in a letter to Horace Greeley of the New-York Tribune, "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 do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 pages
...sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless...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;...
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The Civil War: Primary Documents on Events from 1860 to 1865

Ford Risley - History - 2004 - 320 pages
...The sooner the national authority can be restored the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union unless...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...
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Silent Covenants: Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for ...

Derrick Bell - History - 2004 - 230 pages
...The sooner the national authority can be restored, the nearer the Union will be the Union as it was. If there be those who would not save the Union unless...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;...
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