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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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Mr. Lincoln: A Full Length Play

Herbert Mitgang - 1982 - 58 pages
...For without the Union, the Constitution would be useless. 38 Over one-seventh of the population were slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. Now these slaves constituted a powerful commercial interest. To strengthen, perpetuate and extend this...
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The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History

Gabor S. Boritt, Norman O. Forness - History - 1996 - 451 pages
...Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln reiterated his earlier contention that slavery had caused the war: "One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves,...that this interest was somehow the cause of the war." This analysis of the causes of the war led inexorably to the conclusion that Northern victory required...
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Great American Speeches

Alexandra Hanson-Harding - History - 1997 - 64 pages
...effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole...All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would...
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The Civil War Battlefield Guide

Frances H. Kennedy, Conservation Fund (Arlington, Va.) - Travel - 1998 - 495 pages
...eighth of the whole population were colored slaves. not distrihuted generally over the t nion. hut localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves...strengthen. perpetuate. and extend this interest was the ohject for which the insurgents would rend the Union. even hy war; while the government claimed no...
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Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics

Randy Martin - Performing Arts - 1998 - 270 pages
...Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address precede the visibility of any dance movement: "One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed...slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest." Lincoln goes on to say something omitted in the libretto but enacted through the performance as a danced...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 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...powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somebow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for...
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The Debate On the American Civil War Era

Hugh Tulloch - History - 1999 - 255 pages
...then, where the chapter began, with Lincoln's second inaugural. 'Oneeighth of the whole population was colored slaves, not distributed generally over the...knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war.'4 Notes 1 Lincoln quoted in Richard Hofstadter, Great Issues in American History, II, / 865- W7...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 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...All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 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...distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southem part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest...
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Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure

James Garfield Randall, Richard Nelson Current - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 421 pages
...he elaborated upon the basic issue by speaking of the "peculiar and powerful interest" of slavery. "All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war." He proceeded to describe the sufferings of the people, both North and South, as divine punishment for...
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