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" A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 107
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Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War

Glenn M. Linden - History - 2001 - 280 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. . . . Our cause, then, must be intrusted...
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Illinois: A History

Richard J. Jensen - History - 2001 - 212 pages
...half slave and half free." Either the opponents of slavery would put it on the course to extinction, "or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." The Republican party emerged in 1 856 as...
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Freedom and Organization, 1814-1914

Bertrand Russell - Political Science - 2001 - 532 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. This doctrine seemed, at that time, astonishing...
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Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question

Don Harrison Doyle - Political Science - 2002 - 152 pages
...Divided speech: This government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. ... It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South.1'1 Central to this view was the idea that slavery...
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The Civil War

Susan Provost Beller - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 132 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. — From John G. Nicolay and John Hay, editors,...
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American Places: Encounters with History : a Celebration of Sheldon Meyer

William E. Leuchtenburg - History - 2000 - 426 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. With these opening lines, Lincoln not only...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 pages
...dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new—North as well as South." To such a distinct and commanding voice,...
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The 100 Greatest Heroes

Harry Paul Jeffers - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 344 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, — old as well as new, North as...
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The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s

Eric H. Walther - History - 2004 - 240 pages
...the other. Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it ... in [the] course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." Lincoln explained that a vast Slave Power...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 532 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. Despite every promise that Kansas-Nebraska...
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