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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 Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ... - Page 645
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1865 - 808 pages
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...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, not distributed...this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...the other." Lincoln, Collected Works, 4: 268-69 (1861). See Chap. 12 of this Collection. "One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed...this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict...
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Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About ...

Kenneth C. Davis - History - 1997 - 544 pages
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 pages
...parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish,...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 Whirlwind of War: Voices of the Storm, 1861-1865

Stephen B. Oates - History - 1999 - 864 pages
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Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Joseph M. Williams - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 309 pages
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The Bible and the American Myth: A Symposium on the Bible and Constructions ...

Vincent L. Wimbush - Religion - 1999 - 188 pages
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The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction

James A. Herrick - Rhetoric - 2001 - 303 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 106 pages
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