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The History of Standard Oil: Volume 1

Gelesen von Tom Weiss

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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. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Note: This reading does not include any of the 36 Appendices. (9 hr 25 min)

Chapters

01- Preface and Chapter 1, Part 1

42:24

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02 - Chapter 1, Part 2

42:07

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03 - Chapter 2, Part 1 - The Rise of The Standard Oil Company

43:03

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04 - Chapter 2, Part 2, The Rise of The Standard Oil Company

22:22

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05 - Chapter 3, Part 1 - The Oil War of 1872

40:23

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06 - Chapter 3, Part 2 - The Oil War of 1872

33:02

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07 - Chapter 4, Part 1 - An Unholy Alliance

36:35

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08 - Chapter 4, Part 2 - An Unholy Alliance

15:30

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09 - Chapter 5, Part 1 - Laying The Foundations Of A Trust

38:53

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10 - Chapter 5, Part 2 - Laying The Foundations Of A Trust

45:38

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11 - Chapter 6, Part 1 - Strengthening The Foundations

45:07

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12 - Chapter 6, Part 2 - Strengthening The Foundations

46:08

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13 - Chapter 7, Part 1 - The Crisis of 1878

36:28

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14 - Chapter 7, Part 2 - The Crisis of 1878

31:48

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15 - Chapter 8, The Compromise of 1880

45:43

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