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The Resource An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy

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

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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Title
An American plague
Title remainder
the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as the time's medical beliefs and practices
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2004.
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 2004.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2004.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
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122241
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/41/097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1130
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RA644.Y4
LC item number
M875 2003
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
pre adolescent
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm031/2002151355.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index
Contents
No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was out duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb"
Control code
2285707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50958941
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm031/2002151355.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index
Contents
No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was out duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb"
Control code
2285707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50958941

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