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AN AMERICAN PLAGUE: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.
Edition: 2nd printing.
New York: Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin, (2003). Hardcover - A book for older children which "describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on Philadephia's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. . . [He] 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 cityand all his paperswhile escaping the deadly contagion. A Newbery Honor Book and nominated National Book Award Illustrated with fascinating archival prints. Map, sources, index. Slightly over-sized format. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-395776082.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 78411More details Price: $15.00