Roosevelt's Populism: The Kansas Oil War of 1905 and the Making of Corporate Capitalism

@article{Williams2020RooseveltsPT,
  title={Roosevelt's Populism: The Kansas Oil War of 1905 and the Making of Corporate Capitalism},
  author={Kyle Williams},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  year={2020},
  volume={19},
  pages={96 - 121}
}
  • Kyle Williams
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Abstract The map of the American petroleum industry shifted rapidly from the Northeast to the Southwest at the turn of the twentieth century when spectacular gushers were struck first in Texas and soon in California, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The flood of small and mid-size oil producers broke the hold that the Standard Oil Company had for decades held on the industry. Competition defeated monopoly. Or so the conventional story goes. This article offers a more complicated narrative by focusing on… Expand

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