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

By Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the biggest urban in North the US is devastated through an it sounds as if incurable illness, reason unknown . . .

In a robust, dramatic narrative, severely acclaimed writer Jim Murphy describes the sickness referred to as yellow fever and the toll it took at the city's citizens, bearing on the epidemic to the foremost social and political occasions of the day and to 18th-century scientific ideals and practices. Drawing on first-hand debts, Murphy spotlights the heroic position of Philadelphia's unfastened blacks in struggling with the sickness, and the Constitutional trouble that President Washington confronted while he used to be pressured to go away the city—and all his papers—while escaping the lethal contagion. the hunt for the fever's factors and remedy, no longer came upon for greater than a century in a while, presents a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting precise tale of a urban less than siege.

An American Plague's a number of awards contain a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a countrywide e-book Award Finalist. completely researched, generously illustrated with attention-grabbing archival prints, and unflinching in its dialogue of clinical info, this ebook bargains a glimpse into the stipulations of yankee 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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