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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. "
Anniversary Addresses - Page 404
by Samuel Colcord Bartlett - 1894 - 517 pages
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The Prince's New Clothes: Why Do Australian's Dislike Their Politicians?

David Burchell, Andrew Leigh - 2002 - 191 pages
...for the demands of being president: My paramount duty in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not, either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...it; if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that ......
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The Civil War Generation

Norman K. Risjord - 2002 - 371 pages
...Campaigns (1985). PART 3 Wartime Politics 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...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - 2002 - 324 pages
...larger number of opponents. He wrote: "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...
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On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of ...

Stig Förster, Jorg Nagler - 2002 - 720 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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A Kingdom Not of this World: Stuart Robinson's Struggle to Distinguish the ...

Preston D. Graham, Stuart Robinson - 2002 - 296 pages
...motives for the proclamation: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it;...
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From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government

Randall G. Holcombe - 2002 - 336 pages
...his Emancipation Proclamation: "My paramount objective 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...
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The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S ...

Demetrius Lynn Eudell - 2002 - 238 pages
...to larger political objectives: "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;...
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American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow

Jerrold M. Packard - 2002 - 291 pages
...themselves of membership in the United States. "My paramount objective in this struggle," he wrote, "is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery." He made clear, however, that this represented his official view and equally clear that his persona/...
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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

2003 - 240 pages
...device of the public letter, in this instance having the dignity of a state paper, Lincoln answered, "My paramount object is to save the Union and not...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;...
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Media and Politics in America: A Reference Handbook

Guido Hermann Stempel - 2003 - 237 pages
...responded by letter to Greeley: My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it 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;...
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