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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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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 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....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 Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American ...

John Grafton - History - 2000 - 96 pages
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
...of it" in the minds of the American people. He now presents the crux of the Civil War controversy: These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest....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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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...Both parties deprecated war, but one them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish,...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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America and Guerrilla Warfare

Anthony James Joes - History
...slavery of the Negro race." Lincoln said in his second Inaugural address: "Slavery constituted the peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this...this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war." And RMT Hunter of Virginia, Confederate secretary of state and...
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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From the founding ...

Melvin I. Urofsky, Paul Finkelman - History - 2002 - 1065 pages
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Critical Issues in American Religious History: A Reader

Robert R. Mathisen - History - 2001 - 659 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....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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How to Prepare for the SSAT/ISEE, Secondary School Admissions Test ...

Jerome Shostak, Max Peters - Study Aids - 2001 - 626 pages
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America Back Then: A Compilation of Historic, Patriotic Literature

Andrew S. Weeks - Literary Collections - 2002 - 216 pages
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