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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. --
Assigning source
(Source of description unknown)
Awards note
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004.
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2004.
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 1130
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading level
  • 9.0
  • 8.9
  • 9.0
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EA0DB12F-3F6B-42C5-8847-FB6B477AB4AE
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
8ocm91651680
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547532851
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ea0db12f-3f6b-42c5-8847-fb6b477ab4ae
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EA0DB12F-3F6B-42C5-8847-FB6B477AB4AE
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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."
Control code
8ocm91651680
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547532851
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ea0db12f-3f6b-42c5-8847-fb6b477ab4ae
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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