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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could... "
Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency - Page 92
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
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The Condemnation of Little B.

Elaine Brown - Social Science - 2003 - 391 pages
...New York Tribune, explaining his position: "Dear Sir ... I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it." 51 [ 9 ] Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom We have pioneered civilizatlan...
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The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections

Arnie Bernstein - History - 2003 - 276 pages
...struggle is to save the Union," he wrote in August 1862 to Horace Greeley, editor of The New York Tribune, "and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If...without freeing any slave, I would do it] and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could...without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could do it freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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China Unbound: Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past

Paul A. Cohen - History - 2003 - 226 pages
...98-9,171-2. 25 "My paramount object in this struggle," Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862, "is to save the Union and is not either to save or...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it." The People Shall Judge: Readings in the Formation of American Policy,...
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China Unbound: Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past

Paul A. Cohen - History - 2003 - 226 pages
...171-2. 25 "My paramount object in this struggle," Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862, "/s to save the Union and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it." The People Shall ludge: Readings in the Formation of American Policy,...
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and ...

James Trager - Reference - 2010 - 944 pages
...Lincoln August 22 in a letter to Horace Greeley of the New-York Tribune, "and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - History - 2003 - 492 pages
...with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Race and Revolution

Max Shachtman - History - 2003 - 108 pages
...this struggle is to save the Union," he wrote to Horace Greeley in New York on August 22, 1862, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it,...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...President Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Herald TVibune (excerpt) (1862) "I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - History - 2004 - 229 pages
...finally arrived. Lincoln answered Greeley in a letter reprinted in the Washington National Intelligencer. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it.... What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe...
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