The History of Standard Oil: Volume 1

Ida M. TARBELL (1857 - 1944)

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. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Note: This reading does not include any of the 36 Appendices.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Business & Economics, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01- Preface and Chapter 1, Part 1 Tom Weiss
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 1, Part 2 Tom Weiss
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 2, Part 1 - The Rise of The Standard Oil Company Tom Weiss
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 2, Part 2, The Rise of The Standard Oil Company Tom Weiss
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 3, Part 1 - The Oil War of 1872 Tom Weiss
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 3, Part 2 - The Oil War of 1872 Tom Weiss
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 4, Part 1 - An Unholy Alliance Tom Weiss
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 4, Part 2 - An Unholy Alliance Tom Weiss
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 5, Part 1 - Laying The Foundations Of A Trust Tom Weiss
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 5, Part 2 - Laying The Foundations Of A Trust Tom Weiss
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 6, Part 1 - Strengthening The Foundations Tom Weiss
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 6, Part 2 - Strengthening The Foundations Tom Weiss
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 7, Part 1 - The Crisis of 1878 Tom Weiss
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 7, Part 2 - The Crisis of 1878 Tom Weiss
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 8, The Compromise of 1880 Tom Weiss
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