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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 Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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 by war, while the Government claimed no right to more than restrict the territorial...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Nation's Leader in the Great Struggle Through which was ...

Noah Brooks - 1888 - 467 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 by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the...
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Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

William O. Stoddard - 1888 - 357 pages
...and Ihe war came. " One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed equally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part...interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, extend, and perpetuate this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union,...
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Great Words from Great Americans: The Declaration of Independence, the ...

Paul Leicester Ford - United States - 1889 - 207 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 by war, while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the...
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Harper's First [ -sixth] Reader, Book 5

Orville T. Bright, James Baldwin - Readers - 1889
...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 somehow the cause of the war. To strength- 5 en, perpetuate, and extend this intepest was the object for which the insurgents would...
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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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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 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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