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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

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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122241
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
614.541097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1130
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yellow fever
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
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
Instantiates
Publication
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."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD55811973
  • CARL0623459529
  • (OCoLC)50958941
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Publication
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."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD55811973
  • CARL0623459529
  • (OCoLC)50958941

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