Speech fragment on slavery and American government

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Title: Speech fragment on slavery and American government
Author: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Description: Speech fragment, ca. 1857-1858. In this fragment, probably from a longer speech, Lincoln reflects on the conflict between slavery and the nature of republican government and expresses his faith in improvement and progress and his vision of the American dream: that all people are entitled to the fruits of their own labor. . Lincoln emphasizes how America's affirmation of natural rights has made the nation into a wiser, stronger, happier and more progressive country.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62400
Date: [1857-8]

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