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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy

Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Title
An American plague
Title remainder
the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.Y4
LC item number
M875 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Yellow fever
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
https://archive.org/details/americanplaguetr00murp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index
Contents
  • No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was out duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb"
  • No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
20021513 55
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50958941
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
https://archive.org/details/americanplaguetr00murp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index
Contents
  • No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was out duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb"
  • No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
20021513 55
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50958941

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