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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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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...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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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...his goal: 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 feeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 294 pages
...wrote, "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 Collected What If?: Eminent Historians Imagining what Might Have Been

Caleb Carr - Social Science - 2001 - 856 pages
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Life of Abraham Lincoln Part One V2 Draw

Ida M. Tarbell - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 240 pages
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Profiles in Audacity: Great Decisions and How They Were Made

Alan Axelrod - History - 2007 - 309 pages
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Presidential Portraits

Philip B. Secor - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 471 pages
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The Secret Founding of America: The Real Story of Freemasons, Puritans and ...

Nicholas Hagger - History - 2007 - 334 pages
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American Memory - Being a Mirror of the Stirring and Picturesque Past of ...

Henry Beston - History - 2007 - 520 pages
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Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - Law - 2007 - 430 pages
...of the 1800s), 117-118. 65. Ibid. 66. Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862. "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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