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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 403
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...his lasl paragraph he struck for motives to move men. "Fellow-citizens. we cannot escape history, \Vc of this Congress and this administration, will be...significance or insignificance can spare one or another ol us. The fierv trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, lo the latest...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - History - 2007 - 328 pages
...December i862 revealed how in his mind military and the moral rationales collapsed into one another. "The fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation," the President said. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike...
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Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607-1876

Nicholas Guyatt - History - 2007 - 341 pages
...black freedom: he observed that "we cannot escape history," and that the "fiery trial" of the Civil War "will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation." Emancipation was the means by which the nation could be reunited, and the "last, best hope of earth"...
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America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to U.S. History

Organization of American Historians - History - 2008 - 322 pages
...anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 pages
...II, Lincoln stood undaunted with an inward confidence that could only come from a God-inspired faith. trial through which we pass, will light us down, in...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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