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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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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen - Education - 2007 - 444 pages
...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 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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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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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart

Patrick J. Buchanan - Political Science - 2007 - 294 pages
...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 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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Antebellum Slavery: The Orthodox Christian View

Gary Lee Roper - Slavery - 2008 - 350 pages
...avocation. " 147 The "Great Emancipator, "Abraham Lincoln, wrote: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy...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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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

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

Ricky L. Jones - Social Science - 2010 - 158 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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Mestizo

Paul Romero - Fiction - 2008 - 75 pages
...the right to hold another as a slave. Lincoln once wrote, "My paramount object in this struggle, is to save the 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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