Dark Tide

A new 100th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history—and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack of safety standards that led to it.

Dark Tide

A new 100th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history—and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack of safety standards that led to it. Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters were playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window—“Oh my God!” he shouted to the other men, “Run!” A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. The number of dead wasn’t known for days. It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.

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Dark Tide
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-15 - Publisher: Beacon Press

A new 100th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history—and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack of safety standards that led to it. Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters were playing cards in Boston’s North
Dark Tide
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-10 - Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

Chronicles the January 15, 1919 Boston Molasses Flood that killed twenty-one people when over two million gallons of molasses poured out of the steel tank that stored it and traveled through the city's North End.
Dark Tide
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-15 - Publisher: Beacon Press

A new 100th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history—and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack of safety standards that led to it. Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters were playing cards in Boston’s North
The Caning
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc

Early in the afternoon of May 22, 1856, ardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina strode into the United States Senate Chamber in Washington D.C. and began beating renowned anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a gutta-percha walking cane. Brooks struck again and again—more than thirty times
A City So Grand
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-17 - Publisher: Beacon Press

Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis from an insulated New England town into one of the world’s great metropolises—one that achieved worldwide prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation. In A City So Grand, Stephen Puleo chronicles this remarkable period in Boston’s