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

Label
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
Newbery Honors, 2004; Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2004; American Library Association Notable Children's Books, 2004; American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, 2004.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
614.5/41/097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.Y4
LC item number
M875 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Yellow fever
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
50958941
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
50958941
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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