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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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Blooding the Regiment: An Account of the 22d Wisconsin's Long and Difficult ...

Richard H. Groves - 2005 - 384 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 — if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it — and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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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 - 2005 - 413 pages
...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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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - 2006 - 368 pages
...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 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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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 2006 - 842 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle w 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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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American ...

Deak Nabers - 2006 - 239 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 save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and...
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The Civil War

Anne Devereaux Jordan, Virginia Schomp - 2006 - 72 pages
...repeated his long-standing policy: While he personally hated slavery, his "paramount objective [was] to save the Union, and . . . not either to save or destroy slavery." Despite all these discouraging developments, it was clear to abolitionists that the Union could not...
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Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - 2007 - 377 pages
...Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862. "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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From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

Jacqueline L. Tobin - 2007 - 272 pages
...North and in Canada still leery of his intent, My paramount object is to save the Union and not cither 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 freemg all the slaves, I would do it: and...
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Antebellum Slavery: The Orthodox Christian View

Gary Lee Roper - 2008 - 350 pages
...Emancipator, "Abraham Lincoln, 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;...
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