Ida Tarbell - Intelligent, meticulous researcher, considered to be the first female investigative journalist. Credited with the downfall of the most powerful man in America at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and the break up of his Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices. Also famously authored an extensive biography of Lincoln.
Ida Tarbell: 1857-1944; Ida Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. She depicted John D. Rockefeller as crabbed, miserly, money-grabbing, and viciously effective at monopolizing the oil trade.
Ida Tarbell began her career as a journalist while doing graduate work in Paris, eventually becoming the editor of McClure's magazine. In 1900 she began researching Standard Oil, eventually exposing the unsavoury business practices and corruption on the pages of McClures, beginning the tradition of investigative journalism. She was referred to as a "muck raker", yet however much she disliked the term, it has stuck for journalists leaving no stone unturned for the truth (km).
Ida Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies and is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. She depicted John D. Rockefeller as crabbed, miserly, money-grabbing, and viciously effective at monopolizing the oil trade.
New York City Newsstand - This sidewalk newsstand in New York City in 1903 would have sold copies of McClure's Magazine containing Ida Tarbell's serialized articles on the Standard Oil Company. Clearly visible in a blow-up of this are Colliers, Harper's Weekly, Scientific American, Success, Leslie's Illustrated, Police News, and New York PM.
Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism by Ann Bausum. $19.75. Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (September 11, 2007). Author: Ann Bausum. 112 pages. Reading level: Ages 10 and up
$ Progressive Leaders X-Ray Poster/Gallery Walk (U.S. History) This is a FUN, creative, student-centered, cooperative activity. Students will learn about 9 significant Progressive Reformers of the American Industrial Revolution by creating an X-Ray poster and a Gallery Walk. The Progressive Reformers include: Hiram Johnson Ida Tarbell Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson Jane Addams Upton Sinclair Jacob Riis W.E. B. Du Bois