Ida Minerva Tarbell


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Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) 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 ... more »

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  • The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was ...
    Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944), U.S. author. All in the Day's Work, ch. 5 (1939). On other women's reactions when she decided to leave a secure but li...
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