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" My paramount object in this struggle 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; and if I could... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 191
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...his views on the slavery question, and to his approach on the entire war. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...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 save it by freeing some and...
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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...remiss." Three days later, Lincoln replied with a famous letter reiterating: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it. ..." What Greeley and other critics did not know is that Lincoln had...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...at work: "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 save it by freeing some and...
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China's Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005

Bijian Zheng - Political Science - 2006 - 88 pages
...stressed: 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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - Political Science - 2005 - 351 pages
...Union. "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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - Philosophy - 2005
...explained: [M]y 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 save the Union by freeing some...
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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - Political Science - 2005 - 156 pages
...August 1862: "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 some and leaving others alone I would also do that.'" He recognized that the...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...began. "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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

Barbara Weisberg - Religion - 2009 - 336 pages
...replied, "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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...they could at the same Mine destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I eould save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all...
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