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By Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the biggest urban in North the USA is devastated via an it appears incurable illness, reason unknown . . .

In a strong, dramatic narrative, significantly acclaimed writer Jim Murphy describes the disease often called yellow fever and the toll it took at the city's citizens, pertaining to the epidemic to the foremost social and political occasions of the day and to 18th-century scientific ideals and practices. Drawing on first-hand money owed, Murphy spotlights the heroic function of Philadelphia's loose blacks in fighting the affliction, and the Constitutional main issue that President Washington confronted whilst he was once pressured to go away the city—and all his papers—while escaping the lethal contagion. the quest for the fever's reasons and healing, no longer stumbled on for greater than a century later on, offers a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting precise tale of a urban below siege.

An American Plague's various awards contain a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a countrywide publication Award Finalist. completely researched, generously illustrated with interesting archival prints, and unflinching in its dialogue of clinical information, this ebook bargains a glimpse into the stipulations of yankee towns on the time of our nation's delivery whereas drawing well timed parallels to modern day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.

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