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1918? Figure IDA M. TARBELL COIT-ALBER IDA M. TARBELL America's Greatest Woman Publicist IDA M. TARBELL is the world's most famous woman publicist. As a historian, special writer and editor her work has established for her an enviable reputation on two continents. Two years ago Miss Tarbell was induced to devote some time to platform work. She approached the task with frank misgivings as to her ability to speak as convincingly as she writes. Happily her fears proved altogether unfounded, and from the very beginning of her platform experience she found in the minds and hearts of her hearers a fine appreciation. Miss Tarbell's addresses preserve in a remarkable degree the quality of her written work. They seem less a platform discussion of a subject pertinent to the community than a heart-to-heart talk with individuals. They invite discussion and comment, the unfailing evidence of an awakened interest. During the war period Miss Tarbell served with distinction as the Vice-Chairman of the Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense. In this capacity she sustained a close relation to the activities of the Government. She has now gone to Paris to report, for a number of publications, the epoch-making developments of the Peace Conference. For this task she is peculiarly fitted by nature and training, and to the interpretation of this event she brings a wide knowledge of woman's part in the war, and the hopes and aspirations growing out of it. Upon her return from this, the biggest assignment of her busy writing career, Miss Tarbell will bring to the platform her impressions of the world leaders gathered at this memorable conference and of the work which they are doing. During her stay in Europe her studies of Industrial Idealism (the theme of her most popular addresses in the past two years) will lead her into a number of the warring nations, including Belgium, France, England, the new Czecho-Slovak republic, and (if time permits) Russia, where she will conduct an intimate study of the changing relations between capital and labor which the great war has brought about. Her addresses upon the two greatest factors of interest in the world to-day: The Peace Conference and its efforts to establish the world on a basis of political democracy and enduring peace; and the international effort to establish capital and labor upon a basis of industrial democracy and brotherhood, are sure to rank among the most noteworthy contributions which the platform has ever made to progress. BIOGRAPHICAL Miss Tarbell was born in Erie county, Pa.; graduated at Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa., in 1880; received M.A. Degree in 1883; L.H.D. Degree from Alleghany and Knox Colleges, 1910. She was Associate Editor of The Chautauquan from 1883 until 1891. She was a student at the Sorbonne and College de France from 1891 to 1894; a staff writer and Associate Editor of McClure's Magazine from 1894 to 1906; from 1906 to 1916 she was an Associate Editor of American Magazine. Served as Vice-Chairman of the Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense, during the war period. The best known of Miss Tarbell's books are: Short Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; Life of Madame Roland; Early Life of Abraham Lincoln; Life of Abraham Lincoln (2 volumes); History of the Standard Oil Company (2 volumes); He Knew Lincoln; Father Abraham; The Tariff in Our Times; The Business of Being a Woman; The Ways of Women.
|Title||Ida M. Tarbell|
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|Personal Name Subject||Tarbell, Ida M.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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