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Ida Tarbell was an American journalist whose investigative reporting led to the breakup of the Standard Oil Company’s monopoly. Learn more at

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Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller by Steve Weinberg

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Investigated and brought to the public the ill business practices of Standard Oil, that had grown large through secrecy and manipulation.

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Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker by Kathleen Brady