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Hyman, Harold Melvin 1924-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 11,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: E668, 973.8
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Most widely held works about Harold Melvin Hyman
 
Most widely held works by Harold Melvin Hyman
Stanton; the life and times of Lincoln's Secretary of War by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the time of his death, renowned Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas was at work on a life of one of the most controversial figures in American history: Edwin McMasters Stanton, the man who marshaled the military forces of the Union in the Civil War and played a crucial role in the only presidential impeachment trial in our history. Harold Hyman, himself a prize-winning historian, undertook to carry on from the advanced point in research and writing that Thomas had reached. The result of their collaborative efforts is a monumental work worthy to stand beside Thomas's own Lincoln as a truly outstanding American biography. Continuously absorbing and written with clarity and grace, Stanton gives an objective, full-scale portrait of this complex and enigmatic figure. Stanton could be explosive and domineering or gentle or considerate; he was at once single-minded and self-doubting. That Stanton should be "controversial" is curious, for he served with distinction under three Presidents; Lincoln offered him unquestioning trust and warm personal friendship. Yet Stanton's name is commonly associated with duplicity rather than with selfless patriotism, including charges that he connived in Lincoln's murder, betrayed each of the Presidents he served, antagonized such generals as McClellan and Sherman, and thwarted opportunities for the peaceful reconciliation of North and South. This biography puts legend and prejudice in clear perspective by going directly to documentary evidence, by probing into Stanton's motives and methods, and by evaluating his accomplishments and failures. It is a judicious and honest portrait of a stubborn, dedicated man; but it also brings to light many important details about the times in which he lived
A more perfect Union : the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equal justice under law : constitutional development, 1835-1875 by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To try men's souls; loyalty tests in American history by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New frontiers of the American Reconstruction by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The radical Republicans and Reconstruction, 1861-1870 by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom and reform; essays in honor of Henry Steele Commager by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
10 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heard round the world; the impact abroad of the Civil War by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a hitherto unexplored aspect of the American Civil War - its political, economic, and intellectual repercussions abroad
Era of the oath; Northern loyalty tests during the Civil War and reconstruction by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
9 editions published between 1952 and 1984 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Americans of 1861 certainly could not be mistaken about the need for identifying loyalty. An internal foe stood armed and ready to destroy the Union. The North responded with arms -- it responded also with oath laws, executive loyalty orders, Congressional investigating committees, and judicial commentaries on these laws and orders. The Civil War and Reconstruction offers for investigation a coherent period of organized loyalty-testing in which the North used an apparatus similar to that in use today [1952]"--Preface
The Reconstruction justice of Salmon P. Chase : In Re Turner and Texas v. White by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873. Hyman argues that in two cases--In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869)--Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. --from publisher description
American singularity : the 1787 Northwest Ordinance, the 1862 Homestead and Morrill Acts, and the 1944 G.I. Bill by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oleander odyssey : the Kempners of Galveston, Texas, 1854-1980s by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harris Kempner immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1854. He moved to Galveston, Texas, where he died in 1894. His sons continued his business in cotton, land, sugar, banking, and insurance and helped rebuild Galveston after the 1900 flood
Soldiers and spruce; origins of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Constitutional convention as an amending device ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Craftsmanship and character : a history of the Vinson & Elkins law firm of Houston, 1917-1997 by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work by one of the country's leading legal historians is perhaps the most complete history ever written of a major American multinational law firm. Granted unprecedented access to the private files of the Vinson & Elkins firm in Houston, Texas, Harold M. Hyman has crafted a unique and detailed history and analysis of the founding, growth, and operation of a prototypical multinational firm
Lincoln's reconstruction : neither failure of vision nor vision of failure by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Union and confidence : the 1860s by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quiet past and stormy present? : war powers in American history by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With malice toward some : scholarship (or something less) on the Lincoln murder by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and the Presidency by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hyman, Harold 1924-
Hyman, Harold M.
Hyman, Harold M. 1924-
Hyman, Harold M. (Harold Melvin), 1924-
Hyman, Harold Melvin 1924-
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