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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.
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."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004. Newbery Honor Book, 2004.