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" I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is... "
THE AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES ... - Page 657
by HORACE GREELEY - 1866
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A Textual Analysis of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Amy R. Slagell - 1986 - 124 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, Public Speaker

Waldo W. Braden - History - 1993 - 119 pages
...party or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whether it is tending seems planned. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.* 9 This passage anticipated the central...
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Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism

John Burt - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 238 pages
...that continued in the struggle. For instance in a letter of 1864 to the editor in Kentucky, he says "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as the South, shall pay finally for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein...
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One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society

Barry Alexander Kosmin, Seymour Lachman - Religion - 1993 - 312 pages
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 471 pages
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition -is not what either party or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim...causes to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."1 The history of the emancipation proclamation has already been told. It had been issued by him...
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With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Stephen B. Oates - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 544 pages
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Not So!: Popular Myths about America from Columbus to Clinton

Paul F. Boller - Fiction - 1995 - 278 pages
...purposes: "Now, at the end of three years' struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."lz When Lincoln came to give his Second...
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Enduring Voices: Document Sets to Accompany "the Enduring Vision"

James J. Lorence - Reference - 1996 - 345 pages
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A Country with No Name: Tales from the Constitution

Sebastian De Grazia - History - 1997 - 419 pages
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God & the American Writer

Alfred Kazin - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 272 pages
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