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" 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 others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save... "
The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ... - Page 250
by Horace Greeley - 1866
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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American ...

Deak Nabers - History - 2006 - 266 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - History - 2010 - 505 pages
...save it by feeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help save the Union. ......
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...considerations as much weight as Lincoln gave them.4 As late as the summer of 1 862, when Lincoln wrote, "What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union" in a public letter to the influential New York editor Horace Greeley, he seemed to hold...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 180 pages
...free all, some, or none of the slaves, depending on what was required to save the Union, he declared, "What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - History - 2006 - 392 pages
...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 leave the others alone, I would also do that."48 Lincoln hoped that once the Union was restored under...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 357 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, about the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear...
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen - Education - 2007 - 464 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about...I do not believe it would help to save the Union. . . . By emphasizing this quote, most textbooks present a Lincoln who was morally indifferent to slavery...
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Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History

Michael J. Klarman - Law - 2007 - 272 pages
...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,...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart

Patrick J. Buchanan - Political Science - 2007 - 316 pages
...save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.14...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 476 pages
...save it bv freeing till ihe slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union....
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