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1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the biggest urban in North the US is devastated by way of an it seems that incurable affliction, reason unknown . . .

In a strong, dramatic narrative, seriously acclaimed writer Jim Murphy describes the affliction often called yellow fever and the toll it took at the city's citizens, touching on the epidemic to the main social and political occasions of the day and to 18th-century clinical ideals and practices. Drawing on first-hand bills, Murphy spotlights the heroic function of Philadelphia's loose blacks in struggling with the ailment, and the Constitutional predicament that President Washington confronted while he was once pressured to depart the city—and all his papers—while escaping the lethal contagion. the quest for the fever's explanations and medication, no longer came upon for greater than a century later on, offers a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting precise tale of a urban lower than siege.

An American Plague's quite a few 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 information, this booklet deals 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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