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Oil Industry -- United States -- Early History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of the American oil industry.


Six Superlative Sources

· Black, Brian C. Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

· Olien, Roger M., and Diana Davids Olien. Oil and Ideology: The American Oil Industry, 1859-1945. UNC Press, 2000.

· Yergin, Daniel. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. Simon and Schuster, 1992.

· Dept of Energy Annual Energy Review.

· The Oil Century. National Public Radio series.

· Pees, Samuel T. Oil History.

Other Excellent Sources

· Giddens, Paul H. The Birth of the Oil Industry. Macmillan, 1938.

· Giddens, Paul H. Early Days of Oil: A Pictorial History of the Beginnings of the Industry in Pennsylvania. Princeton University Press, 1948.

· Melosi, Martin. Coping with Abundance. Temple University Press, 1985.

· Williamson, Harold F., and Arnold R. Daum. The American Petroleum Industry: The Age of Illumination, 1859-1899. Northwestern University Press, 1959.

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