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One Book One Community Companion Page for Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919


The spring 2011 One Book One Community selection is Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo. This page provides resources for more information about Boston History, and the Flood.

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Search these databases to find out more about this period in Massachusetts history. A BSU login is required. Please ask a reference librarian if you need assistance.


These links provide additional background information to Boston history at the time of the flood.

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Alternate Reads

The first two selections are for younger readers. Adults who have already read Dark Tide, or who prefer fiction may want to read The Given Day.

History repeats itself

In September of 2013, off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, a pipe used to load molassess to ships leaked over 200,000 gallons of the thick sticky substance into the ocean. Tens of thousands of fish were killed. 

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Lesson Plans

Lesson plans from James Hayes-Bohanan's Geographic Frameworks class are available here.

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