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" In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. "
Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Page 21
1862
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Proceedings at the ... Annual Lincoln Dinner of the National ..., Volume 14

1900
...permanent and perfect Union, to voice our gratitude to him who studied out the way, to him who said " We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth." [Applause.] He came into the contest as a countryman, out of the loins of labor and from the very heart...
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Proceedings at the ... Annual Lincoln Dinner of the Republican ..., Volume 14

Republican Club of the City of New York - 1900
...permanent and perfect Union, to voice our gratitude to him who studied out the way, to him who said " We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth." [Applause.] He came into the contest as a countryman, out of the loins of labor and from the very heart...
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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

Ronald C. White - History - 2002 - 256 pages
...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...nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best, hope of earth.7 Lincoln shared with his contemporaries a belief in the special destiny of America. Where he...
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Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership

Ethan M. Fishman - Political Science - 2002 - 225 pages
...blacks was linked to the success of the American mission in guaranteeing equality to all human beings: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom...shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope on earth."40 While en route to his inauguration, Lincoln delivered a speech at Trenton, New Jersey,...
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On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of ...

Stig Förster, Jorg Nagler - History - 2002 - 720 pages
...concession, however, was coupled with a call for action. "In giving freedom to the slave," he insisted, "we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in...save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth." American nationalism was again part of an ideal for the entire world. 27 Lincoln, Works. 5 : 338-9....
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2007 - 344 pages
...common end, and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own." — Woodrow Wilson "In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom...honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve." — Abraham Lincoln "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."...
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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Created by Avard T. Fairbanks

Eugene F. Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson Fairbanks - 2002 - 168 pages
...We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility in giving freedom to the slaves, we assure freedom to the free, we shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth."...
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War, Terrible War

Joy Hakim - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 168 pages
...rei'olution [of] the public mind. What did he mean by that? And what did Abraham Lincoln mean when he said, In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free? In 1862 Robert Smalls (inset) was a slave pilot on the Confederate steamer Planter (below). One night...
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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - History - 2002 - 236 pages
...new way of life that more nearly matched the idealistic vision of the Declaration of Independence. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." The destruction of slavery, he had come to realize, constituted a vital step in saving the Union.34...
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Bridging the Atlantic: The Question of American Exceptionalism in Perspective

German historical institute (Washington, D.C.). - History - 2002 - 310 pages
...and Jacksonian democracy, he hailed the United States as "the last, best hope of earth" and declared: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." The Civil War tested whether a "nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that...
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