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The history of the Standard Oil Company

Author: Ida M Tarbell; David Mark Chalmers
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
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Journalist Ida Tarbell wrote serialized stories from 1902 to 1904 exposingn the Standard Oil Company monopoly and the role of owner John D. Rockefeller in creating commercialized American ideals and materialistic values. Tarbell describes Rockefeller's business practices, personal characteristics, and physical appearance. This "muckraking" form of journalism led to regulation of Standard Oil.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida M Tarbell; David Mark Chalmers
ISBN: 0486428214 9780486428215
OCLC Number: 50693568
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 2003, is an unabridged republication of the "briefer version" of the work edited by David M. Chalmers, and published in 1966 as a Harper Torchbook by Harper & Row, Publishers, New York. For this edition, the text was cut approximately in half and the appendices eliminated. The complete work originally appeared as a series of articles in McClure's Magazine from 1902 to 1904, and was published in book form, in two volumes by The Macmillan Company in 1904"--Copyright page.

Southwestern University A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center notes:
"This Dover edition, first published in 2003, is an unabridged republication of the "briefer version" of the work edited by David M. Chalmers, and published in 1966 as a Harper Torchbook by Harper & Row, Publishers, New York. For this edition, the text was cut approximately in half and the appendices eliminated. The complete work originally appeared as a series of articles in McClure's Magazine from 1902 to 1904, and was published in book form, in two volumes by The Macmillan Company in 1904"--copyright p.
Description: xxv, 227 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Birth of an Industry --
The Rise of the Standard Oil Company --
The Oil War of 1872 --
"An Unholy Alliance" --
Laying the Foundations of a Trust --
Strengthening the Foundations --
The Crisis of 1878 --
The Compromise of 1880 --
The Fight for the Seaboard Pipe-Line --
Cutting to Kill --
The War on the Rebate --
The Buffalo Case --
The Standard Oil Company and Politics.
Responsibility: Ida M. Tarbell ; briefer version edited by David M. Chalmers.
Local System Bib Number:
229247

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Journalist Ida Tarbell wrote serialized stories from 1902 to 1904 exposingn the Standard Oil Company monopoly and the role of owner John D. Rockefeller in creating commercialized American ideals and materialistic values. Tarbell describes Rockefeller's business practices, personal characteristics, and physical appearance. This "muckraking" form of journalism led to regulation of Standard Oil.
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