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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
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Murphy
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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. --
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Title
An American plague
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
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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(Source of description unknown)
Awards note
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004.
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2004.
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122241
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
614.541097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 1130
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Lexile
Interest level
UG
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading level
  • 9.0
  • 8.9
  • 9.0
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pre adolescent
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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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, by Jim Murphy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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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."
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1 online resource (165 pages)
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online
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9780547532851
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illustrations, maps.
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