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The History of the Standard Oil Company  
Author Ida Tarbell
Original title By Ida Tarbell
Country  United States
Language English
Subject(s) Standard Oil Company
Publisher McClure, Phillips and Co.
ISBN ISBN 978-0486428215

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. The big money and who it went to.

The original book was a two volume hardcover set. A briefer paperback edition was also released later.

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