81 pages 2 hours read

Jim Murphy

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2014

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Essay Topics


How did Philadelphians first respond to the yellow fever outbreak? What were people’s initial reactions?


Why did so many people flee the city? Where did they go? Who did they leave behind? What were some of the problems they created by leaving?


What were some of the major debates among the College of Physicians during the outbreak? Which doctors were involved? How did the debates play out?