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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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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather thaa let it perish. And the war came. One-eighth of the...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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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no predic- tion in regard to it is ventured. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves,...interest, was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...the meaning of slavery for its people. Here are the concluding paragraphs of his brief speech. . . .One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves,...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 restrict the...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 pages
...Before the magisterial argument unfolds this far, Lincoln supplies an intermediate step: 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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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. "The 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 restrict the...
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From Perception to Meaning: Image Schemas in Cognitive Linguistics

Beate Hampe, Joseph E. Grady - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 485 pages
...the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. [10] One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves,...the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. [11] These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. [12] All knew that this interest was...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 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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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 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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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 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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Reconstruction

Adriane Ruggiero - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 103 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,...generally over the Union, but localized in the southern deprecated strongly disapproved of Lincoln himself wrote the famous "malice toward none" speech that...
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