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" My paramount object in this struggle is 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; and if I could... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 169
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union," Lincoln wrote, "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; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Civil War Generation

Norman K. Risjord - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 388 pages
...Campaigns (1985). PART 3 Wartime Politics My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. — Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862 Forty acres . . . and a hut would...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 356 pages
...larger number of opponents. He wrote: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." Easler, et al., eds., Collected Works of Lincoln, 5:388. As far as it...
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Conversations With Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - History - 456 pages
...Twenty Millions." Lincoln replied: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government

Randall G. Holcombe - Business & Economics - 2002 - 352 pages
...his Emancipation Proclamation: "My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."6 The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862, gave the...
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One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther ...

Nathan W. Schlueter - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 212 pages
...1862: "My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone 1 would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it...
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College Writing Skills

Peder Jones, Jay Farness - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 478 pages
...ideas. 1 . My paramount object in [the Civil War] is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. ... I have here stated my purpose according to my views of official duty;...
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Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children

Harriet Hyman Alonso - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 436 pages
...reunited. As he wrote to Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."46 Willie agreed with his father, noting to his sister, Fanny, that he...
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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - History - 2002 - 260 pages
...either to save or to destroy slavery." He continued: "If I could save the Union without freeing anv slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."19 Lincoln again demonstrated his political acumen in responding to Greeley's...
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The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S ...

Demetrius Lynn Eudell - History - 2002 - 252 pages
...to larger political objectives: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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