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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 Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 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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On Apology

Aaron Lazare, Chancellor and Dean Professor of Psychiatry Aaron Lazare, M.D. - Philosophy - 2004 - 306 pages
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN and the LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2005 - 284 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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The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln

C.A. Tripp - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 384 pages
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