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By Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the most important urban in North the USA is devastated by means of an it appears incurable ailment, reason unknown . . .

In a robust, dramatic narrative, seriously acclaimed writer Jim Murphy describes the affliction often called yellow fever and the toll it took at the city's citizens, concerning the epidemic to the most important 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 position of Philadelphia's loose blacks in fighting the sickness, and the Constitutional predicament that President Washington confronted while he used to be pressured to depart the city—and all his papers—while escaping the lethal contagion. the quest for the fever's motives and remedy, no longer came upon for greater than a century later on, presents a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting precise tale of a urban lower than siege.

An American Plague's a number of 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 info, this booklet bargains a glimpse into the stipulations of yankee towns on the time of our nation's start whereas drawing well timed parallels to modern day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.

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