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The Resource An American Plague, Jim Murphy, (electronic resource)

An American Plague, Jim Murphy, (electronic resource)

Label
An American Plague
Title
An American Plague
Statement of responsibility
Jim Murphy
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Language
eng
Summary
1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of Philadelphia's free blacks in combating the disease, and the Constitutional crisis that President Washington faced when he was forced to leave the city—and all his papers—while escaping the deadly contagion. The search for the fever's causes and cure, not found for more than a century afterward, provides a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting true story of a city under siege. An American Plague 's numerous awards include a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a National Book Award Finalist. Thoroughly researched, generously illustrated with fascinating archival prints, and unflinching in its discussion of medical details, this book offers a glimpse into the conditions of American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing timely parallels to modern-day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index
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
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DLC
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1947-
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Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
614.541097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Health & Fitness
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
Target audience
adolescent
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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An American Plague, Jim Murphy, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780547532851
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Label
An American Plague, Jim Murphy, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547532851
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ea0db12f-3f6b-42c5-8847-fb6b477ab4ae
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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