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" Both parties deprecated war ; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. "
Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency - Page 333
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
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Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure

James Garfield Randall, Richard Nelson Current - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 421 pages
...circumstances of his first inaugural, then restated the central issue of the ensuing struggle as he saw it: "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...war rather than let it perish. And the war came." Then he elaborated upon the basic issue by speaking of the "peculiar and powerful interest" of slavery....
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
...agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissol[v]e the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated...other would accept war rather than let it perish. Lincoln now refers to the two sides of the conflict: the federal government, represented by the new...
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The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

James L. Abrahamson - History - 2000 - 186 pages
...119. 15. Varina Davis and Jefferson Davis quoted in ibid., 297 and 169. PART THREE THE ROAD TO WAR Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. — Abraham Lincoln* ALTHOUGH AN ELECTED government of the Confederacy would not take office for another...
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On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History

John P. Diggins - History - 2000 - 330 pages
...itself was inevitable because neither side was willing to eliminate the conditions that led to it. "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the 44 AMERICA'S EXTRAPOLITICAL FOUNDATIONS nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than...
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Getting Over Equality: A Critical Diagnosis of Religious Freedom in America

Steven D. Smith - Law - 2001 - 214 pages
...hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon." Quoted in Noll, supra note 52 at 98. 72. "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...war rather than let it perish. And the war came." 73. Niebuhr, supra note 56 at 75. 74. Donald, supra note 48 at 566. 75. Trueblood, supra note 52 at...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...minority of states to dissolve the Union. As he said in his second inaugural address, one of the parties "would make war rather than let the nation survive,...war rather than let it perish, and the war came." Although he accepted the bloody struggle, it went on far longer and took many more casualties than...
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Retreat to Victory?: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered

Robert G. Tanner - History - 2001 - 162 pages
...address pinpointed the clashing political interests that had made war unavoidable; one party, he intoned, "would make war rather than let the nation survive;...war rather than let it perish. And the war came." That a new nation would be born from part of the old was the ultimate Confederate policy. Americans...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but...
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Chaim Perelman

Alan G. Gross, Ray D. Dearin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 166 pages
...insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. (Lincoln 792; Lincoln's emphasis) In his third and penultimate paragraph, Lincoln shifts dramatically...
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Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the ...

Dan McKanan - Religion - 2002 - 304 pages
...he suggested that human agency could explain neither the beginning nor the perpetuation of the war: "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...war rather than let it perish. And the war came." The true explanation of the war thus lay in God's righteous indignation against the sin of slavery....
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