An American plague: the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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Published:
New York : Clarion Books, [2003].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780395776087, 0395776082
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1130

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index.
Description
Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick.
Description
Recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as the time's medical beliefs and practices.
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1130L,Lexile
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APA Citation (style guide)

Murphy, J. (2003). An American plague: the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Murphy, Jim, 1947-. 2003. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Murphy, Jim, 1947-, An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Murphy, Jim. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. New York: Clarion Books, 2003. Print.

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