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The history of the Standard Oil Company

Author: Ida M Tarbell; David Mark Chalmers
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1966.
Series: Harper torchbooks., Cloister library ;, TB3071N.; American perspectives.
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Tarbell's story, serialized by McClure's from 1902 to 1904, recounts the history of John D. Rockefeller's company. The first major industrial monopoly in the U.S., Standard Oil was, in 1901, the largest corporation in the country, and at its peak controlled as much as eighty-five percent of oil refining in America. But with all his wealth and power, Rockefeller could not protect himself from Tarbell. Her story of  Read more...
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Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944.
History of the Standard Oil Company.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1966
(OCoLC)753430020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida M Tarbell; David Mark Chalmers
OCLC Number: 234400
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 --
The breaking up of the trust --
A modern war for independence --
The price of oil --
The legitimate greatness of the Standard Oil Company.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks., Cloister library ;, TB3071N.; American perspectives.
Responsibility: Ida M. Tarbell ; briefer version edited by David M. Chalmers.

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Tarbell's story, serialized by McClure's from 1902 to 1904, recounts the history of John D. Rockefeller's company. The first major industrial monopoly in the U.S., Standard Oil was, in 1901, the largest corporation in the country, and at its peak controlled as much as eighty-five percent of oil refining in America. But with all his wealth and power, Rockefeller could not protect himself from Tarbell. Her story of the company, which became a model for investigative journalists, placed the blame for increasingly commercialized American ideals and materialistic values at Rockefeller's doorstep.

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