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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
History
Juvenile works
Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murphy, Jim, 1947-
American plague
(DLC) 2002151355
(OCoLC)50958941
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy
ISBN: 9780547532851 0547532857
OCLC Number: 891651680
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004.
Newbery Honor Book, 2004.
Target Audience: Middle School; 1130
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: by Jim Murphy.
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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. --

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