IDA TARBELL (1857 - 1944) The sole woman in Allegheny College's class of 1880, muckraker Ida Tarbell's "History of the Standard Oil Company" exposed John D. Rockefeller's stranglehold on the oil industry and helped usher in the era of trust busting.
Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company,
Ida Tarbell: 1857-1944; Ida Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. 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 listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. She depicted John D. Rockefeller as crabbed, miserly, money-grabbing, and viciously effective at monopolizing the oil trade.
The Eloquent Woman: Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"
Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college located in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville. Rev. Timothy Alden, a graduate of Harvard's School of Divinity founded the school in 1815. Among its former students were President William McKinley, Ida Tarbell, Clarence Darrow ...& Trent Reznor