Ida Tarbell was an American journalist born on November 5, 1857, in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Here is an interview with both Ida Tarbell and John Rockefeller: Do you believe creating monopolies in businesses is unfair? Ida Tarbell and John Rockefeller are completely opposite people. ” – (Ida B. Interview with Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockerfeller. 6. • Ida Tarbell • Sam McClure • Lincoln Stevens • John Muir • Jane Addams . ... feeling very important if scared at my rashness in daring to penetrate a government department and interview its head. Mr. Rockefeller: Well first of all It’s ALL Business, second its a horizontal integration, and third, I don’t agree that my company is a monopoly. She was the only woman in her graduating class at Allegheny College in 1880. In the South, there are laws that are called “black codes”, which allow the exploitation of African American workers. I am here with Ms. Tarbell a very famous muckraker and Mr. Rockefeller a very rich man that is retired. Katherine: Now Ms. Tarbell, may I ask you questions? Q: Do you think your work as a muckraker has helped African Americans? 3. I have hope that there will be people after me who are willing to do whatever it takes to fight for African American rights. Wells is known for writing articles about anti-lynching of African Americans, standing up for the rights of both African Americans and women, being an activist, and being a reporter. Interview with Ida Tarbell and John Rockefeller. Hereafter cited as Interview notes, Lincoln Steffens Talking About Ida Tarbell file. 2. Interviewer: Welcome Ida Tarbell and John Rockefeller. Ida Tarbell and John D Rockefeller have different perspectives. From: THE HISTORY OF THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY Published by McClure, Phillips and Co.1904. Katherine: What kind of books do you write? Q: Are there any experiences that you have had that lead you to be a muckraker? ( Log Out /  ... she planned to interview people who had known him and to search “courthouses and county histories and newspapers” for new insights into Lincoln’s life and development. “If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. I have worked tirelessly and fearlessly to help the African American community, have become one of the leaders of the anti-lynching movement, and was the co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which is an organization created to fight for the civil rights of minorities. John Rockefeller was the founder of Standard Oil: an oil company which used unfair business tactics and practices that harmed small businesses, which made him very rich and hated by many people in society. I own it since the year 1870 and still own it. Best known for widely exposing the shady policies of the Standard Oil Company. Wells). Katherine: Okay thank you Mr. Rockerfeller. This raised McClure’s Magazine’s subscriber base from 150,000 to 250,000 in just three months. ( Log Out /  Ida, you also provided additional proof and inspiration - especially for women - to show that anyone can succeed, even when Society tries to block your path. 27 Interview notes of Ada McCormick, undated, IMT Collection, Lincoln Steffens Talking About Ida Tarbell file, Allegheny College Library, Meadville, Pennsylvania. Business men like him don’t desever to be known as heroes. LOGLINE: Ida Tarbell’s magazine series “The History of the Standard Oil Company,” not only changed the history of journalism but also the fate of Rockefeller’s empire, ... INTERVIEW - DAN BENAMOR Writer/Director/Producer - PART 1. Coeducation was still an experiment, and there were only four other women students. A: Yes. Tarbell (1857-1944) was a superb reporter. Name: 10.2826.0263.pdf Size: 2.252Mb Format: PDF. There are also white people whom decide to take the law in their own hands when a African American person is accused of a crime and lynch them. Who should take the blame for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Today I would like to interview a muckraker; her name is Ida B. Ida & John: Thanks for having us. Ida M. Tarbell, ca. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Obviously intelligent and a fast learner, the 23-year-old Ida M. Tarbell quickly expanded her job description after beginning her journalism career on The Chautauquan magazine during 1880. Because the wages are low and the hours are short or long but with little pay. Ida Tarbell. Q: Do you think that it is possible that one day African Americans and other minorities will get fair and equal treatment? This world is revolved around Social Darwinism. Katherine: Good morning Ms. Tarbell and Mr. Rockefeller, Katherine: I’ll like to ask you some questions about your occupation and changes you have made? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ida Tarbell was born in the middle of raw capitalistic endeavor in the oil region of Pennsylvania in 1857. My experiences have made me strong enough to speak up about what is going on. Ida Tarbell spent 2 years making reasearch she search on newspaper articles and many other news report till Ida Tarbell discovered John D Rockefellers sneaky tactics. 300–400 $. February 7, 2011. I was threatened to be murdered and I had to leave my home in Memphis in order to protect my family and myself. 5. Note: This excerpt is taken from pages 168-178 of the original work, which was originally published in McClure's magazine.and has been edited for brevity and clarity. Katherine: So do you think Mr. Rockefeller should get punished for his actions? Born on the oil frontier… That was her first and only glimpse of the tycoon face to face. There is a limited amount of writers who are willing to take the risk and expose lynching. Research that individual, use text book, Internet, and ... pretending to interview a historical figure and while this interview is fictional your questions and more importantly responses must demonstrate that you did your research on Ida B. One of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, she pioneered investigative journalism . Q: Ida, it hasn’t been long since slaves were freed, what gives you the courage to expose people who harm the African American community? Mr. Rockefeller: Well I donated some money to charity and I know that I ain’t like by everyone but I know what I’m doing is a good thing. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This item appears in the following Collection(s) The Life of Elbert H. Gary; the story of steel Collection of correspondence, research materials and Tarbell's interview … I believe very strongly in obtaining African American and womens civil rights, and I will do as much as I can as long as I live. Interview with Ida Tarbell. Ida Tarbell helped transform journalism by introducing what is called today investigative journalism. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A: I have had to endure bad treatment and have been treated like dirt by Caucasians since I was just a child, especially growing up in the South. She gathered information so compelling, so fresh, that her published pieces could not fail. Katherine: What are your opinions about the people that are making less money than you and about the poor? 2. Ms. Tarbell: People like Mr. Rockefeller say its all business but in fact its an excuse for hard dealing, sly tricks, and special privileges. Later on she started to write about John D. Rockefeller and how he had achieved a monopoly in refining, transporting and marketing oil. Tarbell wrote against corruption in politics and business her style of writing became known as muckraking. In a March 30, 1913, New York Times interview, Ida Tarbell recalled crusaders for women’s rights being welcomed at her home. Excerpted from “Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America” (2020) By Stephanie Gorton. Her father, an "ardent Republican," had made a living in the frontier community by devising a tank to hold the oil that gushed daily from the wooded hills near Cherry Run, Pennsylvania. But that’s how business works and how laissez-faire starts to happen. Our American heroine, Ida Tarbell, made many requests to interview Rockefeller but all were refused. I write my articles to help the African American community in hopes that my children won’t face the things I faced as a child. I believe that the civil rights moment will be able to thrive and someday African Americans will get the justice they deserve. Katherine: Don’t you thing this is wrong and that there is another method? This online lesson discusses some of the muckrakers of the Progressive Era including Frank Norris, Lewis Hine, Ida Tarbell, Jacob Riis, and Upton Sinclair. Ida has proven to be a strong woman who is not afraid to stand up for her rights and fight against what is wrong. A: I have had to watch my community live in fear and become victims of lynchings. I grew tired of seeing the way my people were treated and the violence that occurred against us. Oct 23, 2013 - Explore CURNAL's board "Ida Tarbell " on Pinterest. A: There has been, definitely. Mr. Rockefeller: NO! I am here with Ms. Tarbell a very famous muckraker and Mr. Rockefeller a very rich man that is retired. If you don’t mine I’ll like to start with you Mr. Rockefeller. I became outraged when someone close to me was lynched. See more ideas about Ida tarbell, Standard oil, Oil company. Both are very different people, don’t have much in common and don’t agree with what the other thinks. I wanted to interview Ida today, because I wanted to learn about how life is as a muckraker, and some of the things she has had to endure, and why she does it. With the help of muckraker, Ida Tarbell, who wrote about Rockefeller’s unfair tactics in the petroleum business, the Standard Oil was broken off. Ms. Tarbell: I am a muckraker and a book writer. ( Log Out /  Companies like the Standard Oil is  monopoly but they believe that aren’t because they don’t play that type of game. Katherine: Where did you start your first business? Ida Tarbell instead of congratulating him for his work she decided to do some reasearch on him. Interview with Ida Tarbell and John Rockefeller. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I gather both of them to get information about what there is opinion about Standard oil. She was not very fond of the term ‘muckraker,’ believing it was rather derogatory Q: Was there ever a time when you felt that you should give up spreading the word about injustices to African Americans? Katherine: Thank you for having this interview with me, I wish you both luck. Q: What bothers you the most about the treatment towards African Americans in society and why? Sie erklärte es folgendermaßen: Ein junger Autor erhält für seinen ersten Artikel ca. Katherine: Why write that or choose that topic? Katherine: What are your methods for having a successful company? Ida Tarbell’s first article on Abraham Lincoln added more than 40,000 new subscribers within ten days of publication, and by the release of her third article, the series added a “clear increase” of 100,000. Interview: Ida Tarbell with Everett Case [Leadership] dc.type: Manuscript  Files in this item. Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5th, 1857 – January 6th, 1944) American teacher, author, and journalist. According to reports by Tarbell herself, she paid little attention in class and was often truant until one teacher set her straight: "She told me the plain and ugly truth about myself that day, and as I sat there, looking her straight in the face, too proud to show any feeling, but shamed as I never had been before and never have been since." Ida Tarbell was the lone woman to enter Allegheny in the fall of 1876. Wells and she is an African American woman who was born just before the Emancipation Proclamation was passed. Ida Tarbell: Well, I personally don’t have anything against these new upcoming companies but what I am against is, the way that they are being run, and the people who run them. Mr. Rockefeller: In my home town in Cleveland. Ms. Tarbell: Well I wrote about Oil companies and one main one is  Mr. Rockefeller company and how he is an unfair man and a liar. Katherine: How will you describe the way you run your business? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. “I remember best Mary Livermore and Frances Willard – not that either touched me, saw me; of this neglect I was acutely conscious…Men were nicer than women to me, I … Working in a field that was dominated by men, she was a true pioneer, not only for women journalist, but for journalism in general. Wells and she is an African American woman who was born just before the Emancipation Proclamation was passed. Interview with Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller. We are treated as we aren’t human, and something has to change. I gather both of them to get information about what there is opinion about Standard oil. Thank you Ida Tarbell for not only revealing this basic truth to us, because in so doing you have helped us to assemble a gigantic jigsaw puzzle and see the really big picture. Change ). ... interview by author, personal interview, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 9 March 2006 30 Brady, p. … Ida Tarbell was intelligent—but also undisciplined in the classroom. Interviewer: Well let’s start this interview by asking Ida what her opinion is about the new oil companies? There isn’t another method and the people will just have to live with it. This is a interview about how the other half thinks works. Mr. Rockereller: Well I am retried and I been retired since 1897. Ms. Tarbell: My lastest story is ” History of the Standard Oil”. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. My family and I were threatened. ( Log Out /  1905-1945 - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Harris & Ewing Collection by Andy Piascik Muckraking journalism emerged at the end of the 19th century largely in response to the excesses of the Gilded Age, and Ida Tarbell was … Finally some friends in Cleveland arranged for her to attend his Sunday school incognito. Change ), Interview with Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockerfeller. Ms. Tarbell: He should give up his rights to his company to people that need it, his money should go to a better place like to the poor that have no money because there isn’t money for them. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  1. Ida Tarbell at her desk, circa 1904-1905 Courtesy, The Ida M. Tarbell Collection, Pelletier Library, Allegheny College. 4. I am not sure how long it would take, considering the current situation, but I have hope that it will happen eventually. Ida Tarbell was an author and a journalist, she worked for McClure’s Magazines with Lincoln Steffens. John D. Rockefeller is the head of the controversial Standard Oil Company. Both are very different people, don’t have much in common and don’t agree with what the other thinks. Ida Tarbell. 7. Mr. Rockefeller: My success is to make the volume of business large through making the product cheep and merits. View/ Open. Today I would like to interview a muckraker; her name is Ida B. Ida Tarbell was born in the middle of raw capitalistic endeavor in the oil region of Pennsylvania in 1857. ( Log Out /  Q: Was there ever a time when you felt your life or your family’s lives were in danger because you were a muckraker? He is viewed as one of the most powerful business men of today and has come to be regarded as America’s first billionaire. I had to waste no expense in finding, securing, and utilizing the best and cheapest methods of manufacture. A: It bothers me that my people are treated like dirt and have little to no say in the government, society, and the community. ( Log Out /  A: Yes. A: There was never a time when I wanted to give up what I do. Today's post is an interview with Dan Benamor. Ida Tarbell was a groundbreaking journalist, one of the best known of the so-called “muckrakers,” who exposed deep problems in American society. He is an industrial luminary that claims to have fairly and cleverly eliminated his competition. Ida has proven to be a strong woman who is not afraid to stand up for her rights and fight against what is wrong. This item appears in the following Collection(s) Owen D. Young, a New Type of Industrial Leader Through her achievements, she not only helped to expand the role of the newspaper in modern society and stimulate the Progressive reform movement, but she also became a role model for women wishing to become professional journalists. The treatment towards African Americans is unacceptable and must be changed. Der Reporter legte Wert auf ihre Meinung, da sie sowohl Autorin als auch Herausgeberin einer Zeitschrift war. Ida Tarbell (November 5, 1857–January 6, 1944) was a critic of corporate power and muckraking journalist.Famous for her exposés of corporate America and for biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Tarbell was added to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2000.In 1999, when NYU's Department of Journalism ranked important works of journalism from the 20th century, Ida Tarbell's … 1916 gab Ida Tarbell der New York Times ein Interview über die Kommerzialisierung der amerikanischen Literatur. I own a Standard Oil company in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York. Ida Tarbell’s conflict with Standard Oil has irrevocably impacted our world by alerting the public to the dangers of such corporations and the benfits of effecting legal action in response. Ida Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American writer, journalist, biographer and lecturer. Tarbell: my success is to make the volume of business large through making the product cheep and merits enough! 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