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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... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ... - Page 406
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - 1902 - 448 pages
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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - History - 2007 - 338 pages
...paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union," Lincoln wrote, "and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. ... I intend no modification of my oftexpressed personal wish that all...
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Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - Law - 2007 - 377 pages
...discussing the Black migration North of the 1800s), 117-118. 65. Ibid. 66. Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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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Loves of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Philip McFarland - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 336 pages
...bloody battles were being fought only to save the Union. Just that. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." But what would Jesus do? Jesus's object would be, as Harriet explained...
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From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

Jacqueline L. Tobin - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...North and in Canada still leery of his intent, My paramount object is to save the Union and not cither 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 freemg all the slaves, I would do it: and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or lo destroy slavery. [Italics added.] If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do...
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Black & White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South

T. Thomas Fortune - Social Science - 2007 - 256 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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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 262 pages
...but he also differed with those who would not seek to save the Union unless slavery was destroyed. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavely. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it...
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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart

Patrick J. Buchanan - Political Science - 2007 - 294 pages
...Fremont should not have dragged the negro into it."13 As he wrote Horace Greeley with raw honesty, 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...
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Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays Honoring Robert H. Ferrell

Robert H. Ferrell - History - 2007 - 350 pages
...emphatic. "Now is the time" To underline his argument, he told Horace Greeley in the New York Tribune: "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...
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen - Education - 2007 - 444 pages
...fifteen of the eighteen books, is his letter of August 22, 1862, to Horace Greeley's New York Tribune: 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...
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