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" If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time save Slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount... "
The Century: 1888-89 - Page 413
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History of the Underground Railroad: In Chester and the Neighboring Counties ...

R. C. Smedley - History - 2005 - 480 pages
...as it was.' If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time gave Slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those...in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and...
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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Christina Wolbrecht, Rodney E. Hero - Political Science - 2005 - 351 pages
...the American polity" (Riley 1999, 19). Lincoln's goal, for instance, was preservation of the 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...
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How America Goes to War

Frank Everson Vandiver - Political Science - 2005 - 156 pages
...not wanted to do it; his ideas were less radical. As he explained to Horace Greeley in 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...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...the policy I 'seem to be pursuing' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt," he 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...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...reply to Horace Greeley's public attack is a classic example of the accomplished pragmatist 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...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - Philosophy - 2005
...these concerns posed two distinct questions. When discussing the issue of slavery, Lincoln 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...
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China's Peaceful Rise: Speeches of Zheng Bijian 1997-2005

Bijian Zheng - Political Science - 2006 - 88 pages
...the Union." I also quoted from his famous letter written in August 1862, where he further 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...
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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
..."strangely and disastrously remiss." Three 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...
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Reassessing American Culture: A Rebel's Guide

Gregory Shafer - History - 2005 - 128 pages
...so" (Zinn 184). Later, in a letter to Horace Greeley, he made clear how little he cared about slaves. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the union and is not either to save or destroy slavery," wrote Lincoln. "If I could save the union without freeing any slaves I would do it"...
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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...destroy slavery, best relate his views on 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 slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could...
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