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" Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of the presence and beyond the reach of each other, but the different... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 95
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...4, p. 252. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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The Strange Sad War Revolving: Walt Whitman, Reconstruction, and the ...

Libero Mancuso, Luke Mancuso - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...balances" but rather offered a domestic image to illustrate the stakes in keeping the Union whole: "A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

Fletcher Pratt - History - 1997 - 426 pages
...in all the states. "Physically speaking, we cannot separate. The different parts of our country must remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable...hostile, must continue between them. Is it possible to make that intercourse more advantageous after separation than before? Can aliens make treaties easier...
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The Course of Empire

Bernard De Voto - History - 1998 - 647 pages
...inaugural address the moving passage that begins, "Physically speaking we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor...each other, but the different parts of our country cannot do this." On to the end. When he first addressed that solemn warning to the South there had...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...would not be surrendered at all by the other. Physically speaking, we can not separate. We can not remove our respective sections from each other nor...can not but remain face to face, and intercourse, cither amicable or hostile, must continue between them. Is it possible, then, to make that intercourse...
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
...His First Inaugural Address also sounds this note: Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...of the revival of that nefarious traffic.77 [26] Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...the reach of each other; but the different parts of the country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or...
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Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question

Don Harrison Doyle - Political Science - 2002 - 152 pages
...exactly this point in his first inaugural address: "Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this.'" The American Union that Lincoln struggled to preserve offered a model of how peoples...
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The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders who Transformed America

James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 678 pages
...self-government." Roosevelt quoted Lincoln, 1861: "'Physically speaking we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor...each other, but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face, and intercourse must continue between them.'"...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassible wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced,...each other, but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face, and intercourse must continue between them.'"...
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