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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 Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections

Arnie Bernstein - 2003 - 276 pages
...save the Union," he wrote in August 1862 to Horace Greeley, editor of The New York Tribune, "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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The Condemnation of Little B.

Elaine Brown - 2003 - 391 pages
...meant to leave any one in doubt. 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." 51 [ 9 ] Post-Emancipation Fight for Freedom We have pioneered civilizatlan...
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China Unbound: Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past

Paul A. Cohen - 2003 - 226 pages
...object in this struggle," Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862, "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." The People Shall Judge: Readings in the Formation of American Policy,...
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Race and Revolution

Max Shachtman - 2003 - 108 pages
...struggle is to save the Union," he wrote to Horace Greeley in New York on August 22, 1862, 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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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - 2003 - 236 pages
...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 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...
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Dixie and the Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War for the Union

Adam Mayers - 2003 - 255 pages
...captured in the Globe, said in part: 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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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - 2008 - 288 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 slave I would do it; and if I could do it freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - 2004 - 247 pages
...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 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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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - 2004 - 229 pages
...Washington National Intelligencer. "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 I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe...
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Reparations for Slavery: A Reader

Ronald P. Salzberger, Mary Turck - 2004 - 349 pages
...Greeley during the war, saying, "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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