A few fold tears and half inch hole but a great content letter. Subscribers may view the full text of this article in. At the age of three, ida was moved to titusville, pennsylvania with her family lowrie. Ida tarbell november 5, 1857january 6, 1944 was a critic of corporate power and muckraking journalist. Ida tarbell s abraham lincoln biography series the life of abraham lincoln, is considered to be one of the most informative pieces written about. Ida tarbell was americas pioneering investigative journalist. Tarbell autograph letterhumorous typed letter signed to the editor of town and country magazine thanking him but basically saying it is not her lifestyle being to fancy and costly for her. James jim tarbell is an american politician of the charter party, who was a member of the city council and vicemayor of cincinnati, ohio. January 6, 1944 was an american teacher, author and journalist.
The history of the standard oil company by ida tarbell. She was born in erie county, pennsylvania, in the united states. Her father, frank tarbell, spent years building oil storage tanks but began to prosper. Ida tarbell s commitment to understanding and exposing the truth to the public could be seen from the earliest of ages. Madame muckraker american experience official site pbs. The history of the standard oil company by ida tarbell abebooks. In 1939, she published her autobiography titled all in a days work and was working on her next book life after eighty when she passed away. Ida tarbells generation called her a muckraker the term was theodore roosevelts, and he didnt intend it as a compliment, but in our time she would have been known as an investigative reporter, with the celebrity of. Published as a book in 1904, tarbells work helped focus attention the growing issue of monopolies in. Through her achievements, she not only helped to expand the role of the newspaper in modern society and stimulate the progressive reform movement, but she also became a role model for women wishing to become professional journalists. Every week we tell about a person who was important in the history of the united states.
She was one of the leading muckrakers of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and pioneered investigative journalism. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. Tarbell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, american author ida minerva tarbell 18571944 shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the. Ida minerva tarbell november 5, 1857 january 6, 1944 was an american writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. In 1999, when nyus department of journalism ranked important works of journalism from the 20th century, ida tarbells. Ida tarbell celebrity biography, zodiac sign and famous. The history of the standard oil company is an expose of the standard oil company, run at that time by oil tycoon john d. Ida tarbell s generation called her a muckraker the term was theodore roosevelts, and he didnt intend it as a compliment, but in our time she would have been known as.
She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904s the history of the standard oil company, which actually contributed to the corporations breakup in 1911. Full text is unavailable for this digitized archive article. Ida minerva tarbell was born in 1857, in a log cabin in hatch hollow. Ida minerva tarbell ida minerva tarbell biography poem hunter. Tarbell biography, birth date, birth place and pictures. Ida tarbell, in full ida minerva tarbell, born november 5, 1857, erie county, pennsylvania, u. Tarbell is credited as writer and journalist, historian and biographer. She was also an outstanding biographer of abraham lincoln. In this first definitive biography of ida tarbell, kathleen brady has written a readable and widely acclaimed book about one of americas great journalists. At the age of 14, ida tarbell witnessed the cleveland massacre, in which dozens of small oil producers in. Tarbell never wrote the biography of roland but she did write biographies of napoleon. The crusading american journalist ida minerva tarbell 18571944 is known as the muckraker who cracked the oil trust. Her work was a sensation and the installments became a two volume book.
She was also an outstanding biographer of abraham lincoln ida tarbell was born on nov. As you read, think about how ida tarbells writing influenced her countrys history. Wellsbarnetts achievements were the publication of a detailed book about lynching entitled a red record 1895, the cofounding of the national association for the advancement of colored people naacp, and the founding of what may have been the first black womens suffrage group. Books by ida minerva tarbell author of history of standard. Born in pennsylvania at the onset of the oil boom, tarbell is best. Macmillan, 1939 page images at hathitrust tarbell, ida m. Rockefeller citizen reporters and stephanie gorton finally set the stage with the history of one of the most influential magazines in history. In 1999, when nyus department of journalism ranked important works of journalism from the 20th century, ida tarbell s work on standard oil. It has been called a masterpiece of investigative journalism, by historian j. Rockefeller, the richest figure in americas history.
Famous for her exposes of corporate america and for biographies of abraham lincoln, tarbell was added to the national womens hall of fame in 2000. A short while later, president theodore roosevelt used. Tarbell meticulously documented the aggressive techniques standard oil employed to outmaneuver and, where necessary, roll over whoever got in its way. So often, journalists like ida tarbell, lincoln steffans, and s. As people became aware of these problems, large numbers, particularly from the middleclass, worked to reform the nation, at the local, state, and. Jan 06, 2020 her work was a sensation and the installments became a twovolume book entitled, the history of the standard oil company, published in 1904. As the muckraking journalist of mcclures magazine who helped focus national attention on the trust problem in the first decade of the twentieth century, ida m. Investigative journalist par excellence by arthur l. In 1904, female journalist ida tarbell exposed the unfair business practices of the standard oil company. Ida tarbell biography i da tarbell developed her moral outrage at the standard oil trust through personal family experience. Her work incited the breakup of a major monopoly, and set a new standard in. Ida minerva tarbell s most popular book is history of standard oil company.
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At the end of the 19th century, ida tarbell became one of the most famous. Tarbell is forever linked with the reforming spirit of the progressive era. Ida minerva tarbell was born in erie, pennsylvania on november 5, 1857 lowrie. Brief biography and bibliography ida tarbell allegheny. When her history of the standard oil company was published, first in mcclures magazine and then as a book 1904, it shook the rockefeller interests, caused national outrage, and led the supreme court to fragment the. Success in uncovering misdeeds by the rich and powerful can mean instant fame, tv talk shows, and perhaps a movie. Biography of ida minerva tarbell 646 words 123 help me. Ida tarbell interesting stories about famous people. Ida tarbell, investigative journalist, lecturer, and chronicler of american industry, best known for her classic the history of the standard oil company 1904, which helped define the trend to investigation, expose, and crusading in liberal journals of the day that came to be known as muckraking. Ida tarbell was americas pioneering investigative journalist whose relentless determination and exceptional researching abilities led to the shattering of the monopoly. Ida tarbell was an american journalist whose investigative reporting led to the breakup of the standard oil companys monopoly.
Brief biography and bibliography ida tarbell allegheny college. Ida tarbell facts, bio, family, life, updates 2020 sticky. Ida tarbell was an american journalist born on november 5, 1857, in erie county, pennsylvania. Ida minerva, 18571944 an online book about this author is available, as is a wikipedia article tarbell, ida m. Apr 15, 2019 ida tarbell was an american journalist born on november 5, 1857, in erie county, pennsylvania. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the progressive era. Ida tarbell biography, life, interesting facts early years and education.
In a 12part series, journalist ida tarbell took on one of the most powerful men in the country, john d. Ida minerva tarbells most popular book is history of standard oil company. A leading force in american journalism, a product of the liberal arts, ida minerva tarbell is best known for her 19part series the history of the standard oil company published from november 1902 through october 1904 in mcclures magazine. Ida tarbell was born on november 5, 1857 in pennsylvania. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Tarbell facts, bio, family, life, info sticky facts. Jul 05, 2012 ida minerva tarbell was born in 1857, in a log cabin in hatch hollow, in western pennsylvanias oil region. The woman who took on the tycoon history smithsonian magazine. Gortons narrative revolves around biographies of ida tarbell, a pioneering female journalist whose sensational expose of standard oil sparked antitrust action, and founder samuel sidney. Peacemakers blessed and otherwise by tarbell, ida m. One of the leading muckrakers, she is remembered for her investigations of industry published in mcclures magazine. Ida minerva tarbell november 5, 1857 january 6, 1944 was an american teacher, author and journalist. As a person born on this date, ida tarbell is listed in our database as the 36th most popular celebrity for the day november 5 and the 7th most popular for the year 1857. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is thought to have pioneered investigative journalism.
Timesmachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Ida minerva tarbell was born 5th november 1857, to franklin and esther tarbell. Her work was a sensation and the installments became a twovolume book entitled, the history of the standard oil company, published in 1904. North conway, as well as the single most influential book on. She was the only woman in her graduating class at allegheny college in 1880. By any description, ida tarbell was one of the most powerful women of her time in the united states. 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. Tarbells mother took a teaching job and her father became an oil producer and refiner in their new town lowrie. Like many others at that time, tarbell was disturbed by the effect of rapid industrialization on workers and independent businessmen, by the growing power and.
United states writer remembered for her muckraking investigations into industries in the early 20th century 18571944 familiarity information. For over 30 years, he had applied his uncanny shrewdness, thorough. Nov 10, 2019 ida tarbell november 5, 1857january 6, 1944 was a critic of corporate power and muckraking journalist. Mar 02, 2020 ida tarbell was an american journalist best known for her pioneering investigative reporting that led to the breakup of the standard oil companys monopoly. People in america, a program in special english on the voice of america. Ida tarbell was a famous american journalist, who was born on november 5, 1857. People born on november 5 fall under the zodiac sign of scorpio, the scorpion. She was known as one of the leading muckrakers of the progressive era, work known in modern times as investigative journalism. Born in a log home in hatch hollow, northwestern pennsylvania, on november 5, 1857, ida minerva tarbell grew up amid the derricks of the oil region. Ida tarbell was one of the few willing to hold him accountable. Apr 10, 2012 the book s author, ida tarbell, the iconic muckraking journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exposes lincolns roots in the frontier culture of the midwest. As a result of her expose, the government prosecuted the company under antitrust legislation. She used her reporting skills against one of the most powerful companies in the world download mp3 rightclick or optionclick the link. One of the only women in her allegeny college graduating class, she took on a meagainsttheworld spirit to mcclures magazine, where she started investigating big business.
She was the daughter of esther and franklin tarbell lowrie. More information about this seller contact this seller 21. Lowrie, allegheny college class of 1955 investigative journalism is the contemporary journalists path to fame and fortune and the competition is fierce. Ida tarbell was an american journalist best known for her pioneering investigative reporting that led to the breakup of the standard oil companys monopoly. Ida tarbell was born in the middle of raw capitalistic endeavor in the oil region of pennsylvania in 1857. Ida minerva tarbell has 124 books on goodreads with 1857 ratings. She was known as one of the leading muckrakers of the. The book s author, ida tarbell, the iconic muckraking journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exposes lincolns roots in the frontier culture of the midwest. Ida tarbell facts, bio, family, life, updates 2020.1467 337 1004 592 1313 1351 1575 126 755 1227 157 379 349 630 362 910 669 1593 1586 474 1675 664 154 715 542 1416 686 1556 274 1434 785 1590 40 1027 1499 1319 471 1023 557 1038 1049 1153 588 1201 476 1449 1274