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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 / by Jim Murphy.

Murphy, Jim, 1947- (Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Nazareth. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 614.5 MUR 2003 (Text) 31001101808732 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J 614.5 MUR 2003 (Text) 31001101059815 Adult Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780395776087 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0395776082 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780329751418 (Follett bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0329751417
  • Physical Description: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2003]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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."
Citation/References Note:
Wilson's Children
Wilson's Junior High School
Newbery Medal/Honor
Summary, etc.:
Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick.
Target Audience Note:
8.9 Follett Library Resources
5-8 Follett Library Resources
5-8
3-4 Baker & Taylor
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 9.0 6 6 69054
Awards Note:
Newbery Medal/Honor, 2004
Subject: Yellow fever > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > History > 18th century > Juvenile literature.
Yellow fever > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > History > 18th century.
Pennsylvania > History > 1775-1865.

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