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Name Wrote these books and/or articles The business(es) or government office(s) this person targeted and WHY: What was his/her purpose? What reforms took place as a result of this person’s writing? Ida M. Tarbell Biographical information: was an American journalist born on November 5, 1857, in Erie County, Pennsylvania The History Of standard Oil Targeted the oil company, because of the unfair practices of the oil company The US supreme court decided to break its monopoly, in 1911 it found that Standard Oil was a illegal monopoly and ordered it to be separated into 34 different companies Lincoln Steffens Biographical information: Joseph Lincoln Steffens, (born April 6, 1866, San Francisco, California, U.S. —died August 9, 1936, Carmel, California), American journalist, lecturer, and political philosopher, a leading figure among the writers whom U.S. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt called muckrakers. The Shame of minneapolis Municipal government, political corruption, political machines, he wrote it to show the people
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