Ida M. Tarbell

Tarbell, Ida Minerva

Ida Minerva Tarbell, 1857–1944, American author, b. Erie co., Pa., grad. Allegheny College (B.A., 1880; M.A., 1883). One of the leading muckrakers, she is remembered for her investigations of industry published in McClure's magazine. Some of them were collected in her History of the Standard Oil Company (1904). She also wrote Life of Abraham Lincoln (1900), other books on Lincoln, and biographies of Elbert H. Gary (1925) and Owen D. Young (1932). Her economic studies culminated in The Nationalizing of Business, 1878–1898 (1936).

See her autobiography, All in the Day's Work (1939).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Ida M. Tarbell: Selected full-text books and articles

All in the Day's Work: An Autobiography
Ida M. Tarbell.
Macmillan, 1939
Great Women of the Press
Madelon Golden Schilpp; Sharon M. Murphy.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1983
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Ida Minerva Tarbell: Muckraker [1857-1944]"
Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook
Nancy D. Signorielli.
Greenwood Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857-1944)" begins on p. 394
Owen D. Young: A New Type of Industrial Leader
Ida M. Tarbell.
The Macmillan Company, 1932
FREE! New Ideals in Business, an Account of Their Practice and Their Effects upon Men and Profits
Ida M. Tarbell.
Macmillan, 1916
FREE! The Tariff in Our Times
Ida M. Tarbell.
Macmillan, 1911
FREE! Madame Roland: A Biograhical Study
Ida M. Tarbell.
C. Scribner's Sons, 1896
With Good Intentions? Reflections on the Myth of Progress in America
Bill Kauffman.
Praeger, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "For Whom the Tarbells?" begins on p. 54
The Era of the Muckrakers
C. C. Regier.
University of North Carolina Press, 1932
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Ida M. Tarbell begins on p. 121
Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure
Peter W. Lyon.
Scribner, 1963
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Ida M. Tarbell in multiple chapters
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