Ida Minerva Tarbell





Ida Minerva Tarbell


Born
in Hatch Hollow, Pennsylvania, The United States
November 05, 1857

Died
January 06, 1944


Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era, work known in modern times as "investigative journalism". She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best-known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by the New York Times of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism.[1] She became the first person to take on Standard Oil. She began her work on The Standard after her editors at McClure's Magazine called for a story on one of the trusts.

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History of Standard Oil Com...

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“A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it.”
Ida Minerva Tarbell

“If it has taught us anything, it is that our present law-makers, as a body, are ignorant, corrupt and unprincipled; that the majority of them are, directly or indirectly, under the control of the very monopolies against whose acts we have been seeking relief. . ”
Ida Minerva Tarbell, The History Of The Standard Oil Company

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