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PROJECT HISTORY LINKS, Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Monopoly

Gilded Age | Rockefeller | Morgan | Carnegie | Stanford | Vanderbilt | Gould
Primary Sources | Books | Videos | Teacher Resources

Gilded Age

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Resources Link collection from the Department of History, Tennessee Technological University.

The Gilded Age (1876-1900) Study guide from SparkNotes.

1890s America: A Chronology By Dr. William Grant and Ken Dvorak, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

The Rise of Big Business Links to articles from Gilder Lehrman History Online.

Horatio Alger Jr. Resources Links to texts, biographies of Alger, and other resources. From the Washburn University School of Business, Topeka, Kansas.

John D. Rockefeller

The Rockefellers Timeline, teacher resources, and links from PBS's "The American Experience."

The Rockefellers An online book by Edward Jay Epstein.

Standard Oil -- a three part series by Brian Trumbore, president of StocksandNews.com.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company An online book by François Micheloud.

I, Monopolist An imaginary interview with John D. Rockefeller. From Wired.com.

John D. Rockefeller Biographies:

John Davidson Rockefeller Includes links. By Quentin Duroy.
John D and Standard Oil Includes links. From Bowling Green State University.
John D. Rockefeller A short biography and links. From Spartacus Schoolnet.
Rockefeller and Standard Oil . . . Rags to riches A strongly anti-Rockefeller biography with links.
John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 From the Rockefeller Archive Center.
John D. Rockefeller Outline biography with links. By Keith T. Poole, professor of political science, University of Houston.
Columbia Encyclopedia
World Book Encyclopedia
Rockefeller University
History Channel
New York Times Book Review #1: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
New York Times Book Review #2: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Columbia Journalism Review: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
New York Times Obituary (1937)
Yahoo Directory

J. P. Morgan


Spartacus SchoolNet
ABC News
Columbia Encyclopedia
People of Connecticut
Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
New York Times Book Review #1: Morgan: American Financier
New York Times Book Review #2: Morgan: American Financier
Business Week review of Morgan: American Financier
Christian Science Monitor review of Morgan: American Financier
Booknotes: Morgan: American Financier
History Channel
Biography of America
Gilder Lehrman History Online
PBS's American Experience
Internet Obituary Network
Encyclopedia Titanica
1911 Edition Encyclopedia
Museum of American Financial History
Free Pages
Ben Macri
Educate Yourself
Google Web Directory
Open Directory Project

Quotes of J.P. Morgan

Andrew Carnegie


Columbia Encyclopedia
Spartacus SchoolNet
PBS's "American Experience"
Keith T. Poole
Carnegie Corporation #1
Carnegie Corporation #2
Carnegie Public Library
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Glenn A. Walsh
History Channel
Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle
Let's Talk Business Network
New York Times Obituary (1919)
Google Directory
Yahoo Directory
Open Directory Project

The Gospel of Wealth Carnegie's text. From Modern History Sourcebook. (Primary source document)

Leland Stanford


Columbia Encyclopedia
PBS's "The West."
PBS's "Transcontinental Railroads"
Building the Pacific Railroad--A Narrative History
Stanford University
Lee Altenberg
Schenectady County Public Library
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
American Dreams
Dawn Emord and David Bushong
Douglas Keister
American Western History Museums
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Yahoo Directory

Cornelius Vanderbilt


Columbia Encyclopedia
World Book
Keith T. Poole
Student at University of St. Francis
History Channel
Vanderbilt University
Business Biography
Simply Biographies
Costa Rica Net Guide
Dictionary of American Biography
Ometepe and La Suerte
Yahoo Directory

Jay Gould


Columbia Encyclopedia
Gilder Lehrman History Online
By (Apparently) an Ancestor
Educate Yourself
David M. Beach
Handbook of Texas
History Channel
World Book
Columbia Encyclopedia
Harp Week


Part 1 (Even though it says "Part 3")
Part 2

Primary Sources

Gilded Age Documents

Standard Oil Company v. U.S. (1911) U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904) by Ida M. Tarbell


John D. Rockefeller: Anointed With Oil by Grant Segall

Ragged Dick, or, Street Life in New York With Boot Blacks by Horatio Alger Jr.

Struggling Upward, or, Luke Larkin's Luck by Horatio Alger Jr.

Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad by Rhoda Blumberg

Iron Horses Across America: The Transcontinental Railroad edited by Jeanne M. Bracken

The Gilded Age: A History in Documents by Janette Thomas Greenwood
Andrew Carnegie: Steel King and Friend to Libraries by Zachary Kent

Industry and Business by Linda Leuzzi

The Rise of Industry 1860-1900 by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier


The Rockefellers A PBS film. A transcript is available online.

"Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World" From PBS's The American Experience. A transcript of the program is available online.

Transcontinental Railroad A PBS film. A transcript is available online.

Teacher Resources

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
by Ron Chernow

Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse

The Gilded Age Webquest From the Oswego City School District, New York.



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