A Classification of American Wealth
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  Standard Oil acquisitions in New York and the Pittsburgh Plan 

after the South Improvement scheme was effectively dead, John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler devised their "Pittsburgh Plan", which foresaw the creation of a national refiners association (officially called the "Central Association of Refiners"), in which the Pittsburgh firms and leading refiners of the oil regions would join Standard Oil. The plan foresaw the creation of a refiner cartel with a central body, which would deal with railroads, oil producers and assign refining quotas to


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