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).

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

All in the Day's Work: An Autobiography By Ida M. Tarbell Macmillan, 1939
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Great Women of the Press By 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 By 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 By Ida M. Tarbell The Macmillan Company, 1932
FREE! The Tariff in Our Times By Ida M. Tarbell Macmillan, 1911
FREE! Madame Roland: A Biograhical Study By Ida M. Tarbell C. Scribner's Sons, 1896
With Good Intentions? Reflections on the Myth of Progress in America By Bill Kauffman Praeger, 1998
Librarian's tip: "For Whom the Tarbells?" begins on p. 54
The Era of the Muckrakers By 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 By Peter W. Lyon Scribner, 1963
Librarian's tip: Includes discussion of Ida M. Tarbell in multiple chapters
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