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" Peaceable secession! Peaceable secession! The concurrent agreement of all the members of this great republic to separate! A voluntary separation, with alimony on one side and on the other. Why, what would be the result? Where is the line to be drawn?... "
Great American Legislators: Source Extracts - Page 82
by Howard Walter Caldwell - 1900 - 247 pages
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Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity

Liah Greenfeld - History - 1992 - 581 pages
...1850, when the threats of Southern secession became common, the old Daniel Webster anxiously asked: "Why, what would be the result? Where is the line...American? What am I to be? An American no longer?" It was his, and the others', very identity that was at stake. Everything was secondary to that. Rather...
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The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History ...

D. W. Meinig - History - 1986 - 656 pages
...all members of this great republic to separate!" an incredulous Daniel Webster thundered in Congress; Why, what would be the result? Where is the line to be drawn? . . . Sir, I may express myself too strongly perhaps, but there are impossibilities in the natural...
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States' Rights and American Federalism: A Documentary History

Lynn Nelson - Political Science - 1999 - 232 pages
...republic to separate! A voluntary separation, with alimony on one side and on the other. Why, what should be the result? Where is the line to be drawn? What States are to be seceded? What is to remain American? What am I to be? An american no longer? Am I to become a sectional...
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Ruthless Democracy: A Multicultural Interpretation of the American Renaissance

Timothy B. Powell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 227 pages
...articulate the magnitude of the issues at hand: "Peaceable secession! — peaceable secession! . . . Why, what would be the result? Where is the line to be drawn? . . . What is to remain American? What am I to be? An American no longer? . . . Heaven forbid!" In the concluding...
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - Self-Help - 2006 - 280 pages
...secession ! The concurrent agreement of all the members of this great Republic to separate ! . . . Why, what would be the result? Where is the line to...American? What am I to be? An American no longer? Am I to become a sectional man, a local man, a separatist, with no country in common with the gentlemen...
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - History - 2014 - 308 pages
...anxious over the loose talk of secession. "Peaceful secession!" he inquired, "What would be the results? Where is the line to be drawn? What states are to secede? What is to remain an American? What am I to be? An American no longer. Am I to become a sectional man, a local man, a...
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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Dec. 7, 1846-Sept ...

United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - Law - 1861
...concurrent agreement of all the members of this great Republic to separate ! A voluntary separation, with alimony on one side and on the other. Why, what would...longer? Where is the flag of the Republic to remain ? Where is the eagle still to tower ? or is he to cowe_r, and shrink, and fall to the ground ? Why,...
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Analytical Fifth Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the General ...

Richard Edwards - Readers - 1867 - 360 pages
...concurrent agreement of all the members of this great Republic to separate ! A voluntary separation, with alimony on one side and on the other. Why, what would...American ? What am I to be ? An American no longer ? Am I to become a sectional man, a local man, a separatist, with no country in common with the gentlemen...
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Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois ..., Issue 6

Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois State Historical Society - Illinois - 1901 - 216 pages
...this great republic to separate! A voluntary separation with alimony on one side arid on the other! What would be the result? Where is the line to be...are to secede? What is to remain American? What am 1 to be? An American no longer? Am I to become a sectional man, a local man, a separatist, with no...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1899
...sharpness of a personal grief which was almost agonizing. When, in the 7th of March speech, he cried out, "What States are to secede? What is to remain American? What am I to be?" a political opponent said the tone of the last question made him shudder as if some dire calamity was...
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