Publisher description for Dark tide : the great Boston molasses flood of 1919 / [Stephen Puleo]


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Counter "Why has no one ever told this story before? The Boston molasses flood lives dimly in popular memory, but no historian has explored it fully until now. The results of Stephen Puleo"s labors combine exhaustive research, shrewd analysis, careful placement in local and national context, and an ability to tell a good tale - everything you want in a work of history."
--James O"Toole, author Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920

"The great molasses explosion of 1919 in Boston"s North End provided a dramatic prelude to a new era in post-World War I America. Stephen Puleo brings this disaster to life with vivid prose, using the dreadful catastrophe as a lens through which to view the panorama of a changing Boston, as well as to survey the major events that would shape the future of twentieth-century America. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Boston history."
--Thomas H. O"Connor, author of The Hub: Boston Past and Present

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Boston (Mass, ) History 1865-Floods Massachusetts Boston History 20th century, Industrial accidents Massachusetts Boston History 20th century, Molasses industry Accidents Massachusetts Boston History 20th century, Alcohol industry Accidents Massachusetts Boston History 20th century