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A list of key readings about Standard Oil Company.
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  • Akin, Edward N. Flagler: Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron. (1992). online edition
  • Bringhurst, Bruce. Antitrust and the Oil Monopoly: The Standard Oil Cases, 1890-1911. , 1979.
  • Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. , 1998. well-regarded biography
  • Droz, R.V. Whatever Happened to Standard Oil?, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2005.
  • Folsom, Jr., Burton W. John D. Rockefeller and the Oil Industry from The Myth of the Robber Barons. , 2003. pro-Standard
  • Granitz, Elizabeth Harman. "The Economics of Vertical Exclusion: The Standard Oil Company's Use of Transportation to Monopolize the Petroleum Refining Industry, 1870-1879." PhD dissertation U. of California, Los Angeles 1990. 176 pp. DAI 1990 51(2): 595-A. DA9022014
  • Hawke, David Freeman. John D: The Founding Father of the Rockefellers. 1980.
  • Hidy, Ralph W. and Muriel E. Hidy. History of Standard Oil Company, New Jersey: Pioneering in Big Business, 1882-1911. (1955), in- depth history of the company
  • Johnson, Arthur Menzies; The Development of American Petroleum Pipelines: A Study in Private Enterprise and Public Policy, 1862-1906 (1956) online edition
  • Jones, Eliot. The Trust Problem in the United States 1922. Chapter 5; online edition
  • Josephson, Matthew. The Robber Barons. (1934). online edition
  • Klein, Henry H. Dynastic America and Those Who Own It. New York: Kessinger Publishing, [1921] Reprint, 2003.
  • Knowlton, Evelyn H. and George S. Gibb. History of Standard Oil Company: Resurgent Years 1911-1927. 1956.
  • Larson, Henrietta M., Evelyn H. Knowlton and Charles S. Popple. New Horizons 1927 - 1950 (History of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Volume 3), 1971.
  • Latham, Earl ed. John D. Rockefeller: Robber Baron or Industrial Statesman?, 1949. Primary and secondary sources. online edition
  • Manns, Leslie D. "Dominance in the Oil Industry: Standard Oil from 1865 to 1911" in David I. Rosenbaum ed, Market Dominance: How Firms Gain, Hold, or Lose it and the Impact on Economic Performance. Praeger, 1998. online edition
  • Montague, Gilbert Holland. The Rise And Progress of the Standard Oil Company. (1902) online edition
  • Nevins, Allan. John D. Rockefeller: The Heroic Age of American Enterprise. 2 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.; revised edition Study In Power: John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist and Philanthropist. 2 vols. 1953.
  • Nowell, Gregory P. Mercantile States and the World Oil Cartel, 1900-1939. 1994
  • Olien, Roger M. and Olien, Diana Davids. Oil and Ideology: The Cultural Creation of the American Petroleum Industry. 2000. 305 pp Muckraking scholarly analysis of Standard's critics from 1859 to 1945.
  • Olien, Roger M. and Olien, Diana Davids. "Oil Men Conspiring and Cats Making Love: The Manipulation of Anti-monopoly Discourse for Competitive Advantage in the Domestic Petroleum Industry, 1870-1911." Business and Economic History 1995 24(1): 135-146. Issn: 0894-6825. online edition
  • Singer, Jonathan W. Broken Trusts: The Texas Attorney General versus the Oil Industry, 1889-1909. 2002. 344 pp.
  • Tarbell, Ida M. The History of the Standard Oil Company, 1904. The famous original expose in cClure's Magazine
  • Tarbell, Ida. The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904) full-length book
  • Wall, Bennett H. Growth in a Changing Environment: A History of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Exxon Corporation, 1950-1975. New York: Harpercollins, 1989.
  • Williamson, Harold F. and Arnold R. Daum. The American Petroleum Industry: The Age of Illumination, 1859-1899, 1959: vol 2, American Petroleum Industry: the Age of Energy 1899-1959, 1964. The standard history of the oil industry. online edition of vol 1