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Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell was an award-winning journalist during the Progressive Era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the period, exposing social and cultural ills and advocating for change. Born in an oil-rich town in Western Pennsylvania in 1857, she traveled the world in pursuit of new stories and interesting subjects. She died on her farm in Connecticut in 1944.