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" One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of... "
The Martyr's Monument: Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of Abraham ... - Page 279
by Abraham Lincoln - 1885 - 297 pages
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Open Sesame!: Arranged for students over fourteen years old

Blanche Wilder Bellamy, Maud Wilder Goodwin - Readers - 1890
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole...slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but located in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 10

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 470 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. One-eighth of the whole...slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but loealized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All...
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Freedom Triumphant: The Fourth Period of the War of the Rebellion ..., Volume 7

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1890 - 506 pages
...warGame. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves. These slaves constituted a peculiar powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen and perpetuate and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union...
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Freedom Triumphant: The Fourth Period of the War of the Rebellion ..., Volume 7

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1890 - 506 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves. These slaves constituted a peculiar powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...nation survive, and the other would aecept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.7One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localizea in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All...
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Freedom Triumphant: The Fourth Period of the War of the Rebellion ..., Volume 7

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1890 - 506 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves. These slaves constituted a peculiar powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...them would make war rather than let the Nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole...object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war. While the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement...
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President Lincoln's Attitude Towards Slavery and Emancipation: With a Review ...

Henry Watson Wilbur - History - 1914 - 220 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish — and the war came. One-eighth of the...part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and beneficial interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate,...
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Will the Family Farm Survive in America?: Joint Hearings Before the Select ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business - Family farms - 1975
...between Southern and Northern rural societies. In his second inaugural address he said: One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed...knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war.8 In the Far West even before the Civil War, a distinctive pattern of man's relation to land was...
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Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion

Glen E. Thurow - Political Science - 1976 - 133 pages
...the Union? At the beginning of the third paragraph, Lincoln examines the cause of the war— slavery. "All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war." Neither North nor South knew precisely how slavery was the cause. The Southerners wished to "strengthen,...
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