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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 407
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City

James Panabaker - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 238 pages
...connection with respect to Lincoln's broader vision. "We cannot escape history," the president remarks. "We of this Congress and this Administration will...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation" (CW 1.810). That the next volume of The Civil War introduces as an epigraph for the whole the quotation...
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Social Studies Units for Grades 9-12

Walter McKenzie - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 195 pages
...Civil War: A Multimedia Investigation MICHAEL HUTCHISON "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history ... The fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation." Abraham Lincoln, 1862 UNIT OBJECTIVES Students will be challenged to: • Investigate various aspects...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 pages
...motives as Lincoln takes on — confronts and inhabits — the thinking of his audience: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union, The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Music for the Common Man : Aaron Copland during the Depression and War ...

Elizabeth B. Crist Assistant Professor of Musicology University of Texas at Austin - Music - 2005 - 272 pages
...cannot escape history." That is what he said, That is what Abraham Lincoln said: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...or dishonor, to the latest generation. [. . .] We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility." He was born in Kentucky, raised in...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...the historic nature of the edict. "Fellow-citizens," he had said in his annual message in December, "•we cannot escape history. We of this Congress...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation." When Joshua Speed next came to visit, Lincoln reminded his old friend of the suicidal depression he...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history.. .the fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.. .In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free... We shall nobly save or meanly lose,...
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The Task of Criticism: Essays on Philosophy, History, and Community

John William Miller, Vincent Colapietro - Philosophy - 2005 - 366 pages
...York: Library of America, 1989). Lincoln stated near the close of his 1862 address: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history...the fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation...In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free...We shall nobly save or...
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American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate, and Beyond

Jan Johnson-Smith - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 308 pages
...we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. We shall nobly win or meanly lose our last best hope of Earth.' 26 Superficially,...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...and act anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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