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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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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - Religion - 2007 - 336 pages
...emancipation, Lincoln publicly explained to Horace Greeley (editor of the influential New York Tribune) that "my paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery." This hardly contravenes the point just made about Lincoln's commitment to the...
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Antebellum Slavery: The Orthodox Christian View

Gary Lee Roper - Slavery - 2008 - 350 pages
...as a woman of the town plying her avocation. " 147 The "Great Emancipator, "Abraham Lincoln, wrote: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps...
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Mestizo

Paul Romero - Fiction - 2008 - 75 pages
...both sides but not in this war. No man has the right to hold another as a slave. Lincoln once wrote, "My paramount object in this struggle, is to save...union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery." In 1861, the Northern states held four-fifths of the nation's factories, more than two-thirds of the...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 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 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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What's Wrong with Obamamania?: Black America, Black Leadership, and the ...

Ricky L. Jones - Social Science - 2010 - 158 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 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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