Ida Tarbell was a noticeable author / journalist. She was considered a [muckracker] for her investigative journalism in company monopolies, Standard Oil being the most influential.
Who was she?
Ida Tarbell was an America teacher and noticeable author / journalist. She was considered a [muckracker] for her investigative journalism in America's issues such as monopolies (Standard Oil).
What did she do?
She began research on Standard Oil in 1900, in which she interviewed workers as well as the tactics used by Standard Oil. She purposed her work to expose the aggressive monopoly tactics used by the company and the business practices of John D. Rockefeller. Eventually she published several articles and a book on the subject which deeply marked Standard Oil corporation.
Her journalism and exposure of Standard Oil showed a damning public impression of big business tactics and of Standard Oil. Another was the personality exposure of Rockefeller that Tarbell wrote about-- her exposure of him using such unsavory operating tactics was eye-opening to the public.
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