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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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The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections

Arnie Bernstein - History - 2003 - 276 pages
...struggle is to save the Union," he wrote in August 1862 to Horace Greeley, editor of The New York Tribune, "and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If...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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Media and Politics in America: A Reference Handbook

Guido Hermann Stempel - Political Science - 2003 - 237 pages
...Lincoln responded by letter to Greeley: My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it 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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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

History - 2003 - 240 pages
...having the dignity of a state paper, Lincoln answered, "My paramount object is to save the Union and 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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The Condemnation of Little B: New Age Racism in America

Elaine Brown - Social Science - 2003 - 400 pages
...his position: "Dear Sir ... I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. 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." 51 [ 9 ] Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom We have pioneered civilizatlan...
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China Unbound: Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past

Paul A. Cohen - History - 2003 - 226 pages
...98-9,171-2. 25 "My paramount object in this struggle," Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862, "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." The People Shall Judge: Readings in the Formation of American Policy,...
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China Unbound: Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past

Paul A. Cohen - History - 2003 - 226 pages
...171-2. 25 "My paramount object in this struggle," Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862, "/s 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." The People Shall ludge: Readings in the Formation of American Policy,...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance
...with them. 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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Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War

Frances Harding Casstevens - History - 2003 - 325 pages
...editor Horace Greely that his primary objective was "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 do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. 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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Reparations for Slavery: A Reader

Ronald P. Salzberger, Mary Turck - History - 2004 - 349 pages
...aim to abolish it. He wrote to Horace Greeley during the war, saying, "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 do it by freeing some and leaving...
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