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The American Plague

Molly C. Crosby

The American Plague

The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

by Molly C. Crosby

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Published by Not Avail .
Written in English


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FormatHardcover
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Open LibraryOL9783058M
ISBN 100045212023
ISBN 109780045212026

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of (Newbery Honor Book) The American Plague The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco A Plague Year.   An American Plague - An American Plague audiobook, by Jim Murphy Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys’ War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as 3/5.

  The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby in DJVU, EPUB, FB3 download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(K).   Such is the case with Murphy's more recent creation, "An American Plague". Delving deeply into the Yellow Fever epidemic of the late 18th century, Murphy attempts the near impossible: Make colonial America interesting. Worse, make colonial American interesting to kids. And dang it if he doesn't pull it by:

  Excerpt: 'The American Plague' The author draws on primary sources for this nonfiction book recommended by Washington Post columnist John Kelly, evocatively describing the . Molly Crosby talked about her book The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History, published by book focues on the summer of .


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"(The) American Plague" details the impact of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Memphis, Tennessee (the author's home) in the yearand follows with an in-depth examination of the subsequent discovery of the means of transmission, prevention, vaccination, Cited by: An American Plague tackles the yellow fever epidemic of and does include quite a bit of authoritative documentation including excerpts from diaries of those living back during the epidemic and an extensive list of sources considering there are no survivors around today to /5.

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of History Book by Jim Murphy Meet Jim Murphy Jim Murphy didn’t read much as a child. It wasn’t until a high school teacher told his class that they weren’t allowed to read a particular novel that Murphy became inspired to.

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 The American Plague book 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 Cited by: Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor-recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire.

In An American Plague, he tells the story of the yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as. An American Plague - The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of by Jim Murphy provides a historic account of the devastation brought on by the relentless, invisible plague that literally brought Philadelphia and the federal government to its knees.

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Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. The American Plague is divided into three parts: (1) yellow fever's appearance in Memphis, TN, (2) a short biography of Walter Reed, and (3) other random yellow fever-related vignettes.

The book is subtitled "the untold story of yellow fever, the epidemic that shaped our history," but it's unclear why other diseases (smallpox, polio, or /5. THE AMERICAN PLAGUE narrows the focus to Memphis' near destruction from the epidemic, and the researchers who battled to find a cure and prevention tactics.

History, science and public health issues blend in a lively writing style which lends to acquisition not only by college-level holdings strong in the health sciences, but by public 5/5(5).

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In An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of (), American author Jim Murphy portrays a terrible plague of yellow fever around Philadelphia, the former capital of the United States. The nonfiction work was critically acclaimed by newspapers and received several awards, including a Newbery Honor.

Molly Caldwell Crosby is the national bestselling author of Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries and The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History, which has been nominated for several holds a master's degree in nonfiction and science writing from Johns Hopkins /5(34).

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Saturday, August 3, A heat wave was hitting Philadelphia. The marshes and swamps south of the city were. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of Chapter 7: "By Twelve Only" "The city of brotherly love is about to become the city of disaster!".

About The American Plague. In this account, a journalist traces the course of the infectious disease known as yellow fever, “vividly [evoking] the Faulkner-meets-Dawn of the Dead horrors” (The New York Times Book Review) of this killer the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S.

capital, and altered the. An American Plague Author: Jim Murphy Chapter 1 pgs. (pages on-screen might not align with pages in your book) Wit and Wisdom, Module 4, 7th-grade. The American Plague The American Plague was written by Molly C. Crosby, who is as much as a researcher as she is an author.

Ina slave ship returning from Africa carried a few mosquitoes infected with a deadly virus know as yellow fever. The ship landed in the New World and thrived in the hot wet climate and on the white settlers.An American Plague Jim Murphy The Importance of Setting At the close of the 18th century, Philadelphia was the bustling capital of the United States, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in resi- dence.

Murphy has carefully researched this histor- ical event and infuses his nonfiction account with rich details of time and place.