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" 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 others alone, I would also do that. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 412
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 510 pages
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Dream West

David Nevin - Fiction - 2005 - 640 pages
...whether we'll let it break the Union. Let me put it plainly, madam. 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. 1 would welcome the South back this evening, slaves and all, if it would...
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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...the slavery question, and to his approach on the entire war. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy...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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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...days later, Lincoln replied with a famous letter reiterating: "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. ..." What Greeley and other critics did not know is that Lincoln had...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...began. "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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China's Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005

Bijian Zheng - Political Science - 2006 - 88 pages
...stressed: 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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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - Political Science - 2005 - 156 pages
...August 1862: "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 some and leaving others alone I would also do that.'" He recognized that the...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - Philosophy - 2005
...explained: [M]y 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 the Union by freeing some...
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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - Political Science - 2005 - 351 pages
...Union. "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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Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

Barbara Weisberg - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 336 pages
...replied, "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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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...at work: "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...
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