An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the by Jim Murphy

By Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the most important urban in North the United States is devastated through an it sounds as if incurable sickness, reason unknown . . .

In a robust, dramatic narrative, severely acclaimed writer Jim Murphy describes the affliction often called yellow fever and the toll it took at the city's citizens, bearing on the epidemic to the main social and political occasions of the day and to 18th-century scientific ideals and practices. Drawing on first-hand bills, Murphy spotlights the heroic function of Philadelphia's loose blacks in fighting the ailment, and the Constitutional obstacle that President Washington confronted while he was once pressured to depart the city—and all his papers—while escaping the lethal contagion. the hunt for the fever's reasons and therapy, no longer came across for greater than a century later on, presents a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting real tale of a urban below siege.

An American Plague's a number of awards comprise a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a countrywide ebook Award Finalist. completely researched, generously illustrated with attention-grabbing archival prints, and unflinching in its dialogue of clinical info, this publication deals a glimpse into the stipulations of yank towns on the time of our nation's beginning whereas drawing well timed parallels to modern day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.

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