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

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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  • "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."
  • "Chronicles the yellow fever epidemic of 1973, which centered in Philadelphia. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the epidemic, it includes black-and-white reproductions of period art and facsimiles of newspaper excerpts."
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "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. --"
  • "This book describes the epidemic of yellow fever and the toll it took on Philadelphia's residents in 1793."@en

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  • "Juvenile materials"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Juvenile works"
  • "History"@en
  • "History"

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  • "An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793"
  • "An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793"@en
  • "An American plague the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793"
  • "An American plague the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793"@en