The History of the Standard Oil Company

The History of the Standard Oil Company

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author = Ida Tarbell
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country = USA
language = English
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subject = Standard Oil Company
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publisher = McClure, Phillips and Co.
publish_date = 1904
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isbn = ISBN 978-0486428215
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"The History of the Standard Oil Company" is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in "McClure's" magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large businesses that (in the absence of strong antitrust law in the 19th century) attempted to gain monopolies in various industries.

"The History of the Standard Oil Company" was credited with hastening the breakup of Standard Oil, which came about in 1911.

The original book was a two volume hardcover set. A briefer paperback edition was also released later.

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