Thread: Movies and TV Daniel-Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ChiefFripp View Post
Din't Lincoln say that if he could win the war without freeing the slaves, he would? Will that be left out of the movie?
Here's the quote you're thinking of (from Wikipedia):

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Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
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 others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.
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