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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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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 ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, 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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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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The Battle of Gettysburg

Franklin Aretas Haskell - History - 2002 - 124 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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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - Political Science - 2003 - 477 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 Ashes That Still Remain

Thomas Koys - Abortion - 2002 - 211 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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A History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future

James W. Fraser, NA NA - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 347 pages
...perish. And the war came." And at the war's end, he was quite clear just why it had come: 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 govermnent claimed no right to do more than to restrict...
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Chaim Perelman

Alan G. Gross, Ray D. Dearin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 166 pages
...moral universe, a universe in which the South's position on slavery merits condemnation: 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 restrict the...
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On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of ...

Stig Förster, Jorg Nagler - History - 2002 - 720 pages
...corresponding to this four years ago ..." he said, One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves. ... 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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