Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...end of three years struggle," Lincoln wrote, the condition of the nation "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."16 The theme he would use for his second...
Limited preview - About this book

Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

Ronald C. White - History - 2006 - 256 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...South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that LINCOLN'S GREATEST SPEECH 97 wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere...
Limited preview - About this book

Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - Religion - 2006 - 680 pages
...wrote a Kentucky newspaper editor in 1864, "but confess plainly that events have controlled me. ... 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."1" Lincoln believed that in directing history,...
Limited preview - About this book

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

David Brion Davis - Social Science - 2006 - 464 pages
...constitutionally restricted efforts to combat slavery, Lincoln concluded this now famous letter by saying, "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" (p. 282). 37. Guelzo, Lincoln's Emancipation...
Limited preview - About this book

The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 272 pages
...feel ... I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me ... 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." 18 AND THE WAR CAME (CONFISCATION ACTS)...
Limited preview - About this book

No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Adam I. P. Smith - History - 2006 - 280 pages
...address, Lincoln wrote to a Kentucky newspaper editor on the subject of emancipation, speculating that "if God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...of the North as well as you of the South shall pay for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new causes to attest and revere...
Limited preview - About this book

Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 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...seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrc*ig, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our...
Limited preview - About this book

No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Adam I. P. Smith - History - 2006 - 280 pages
...removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South shall pay for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history...attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."" The President was capable of giving a moral lead, but the antislavery case was principally made by...
Limited preview - About this book

Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Historian Garry Wills - History - 2007 - 626 pages
...the South: 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.'7 He would rework those words for the Second...
Limited preview - About this book

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 431 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 it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God alone wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we in the North as well as you of the...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF