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Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City By Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart Fever Season The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City While the American South had grown to expect a yellow fever breakout almost annually the epidemic was without question the worst ever Moving up the Mississippi River in the late summer in the s
  • Title: Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City
  • Author: Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart
  • ISBN: 9781522677079
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City By Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart While the American South had grown to expect a yellow fever breakout almost annually, the 1878 epidemic was without question the worst ever Moving up the Mississippi River in the late summer, in the span of just a few months the fever killed than 18,000 people The city of Memphis, Tennessee, was particularly hard hit Of the approximately 20,000 who didn t flee theWhile the American South had grown to expect a yellow fever breakout almost annually, the 1878 epidemic was without question the worst ever Moving up the Mississippi River in the late summer, in the span of just a few months the fever killed than 18,000 people The city of Memphis, Tennessee, was particularly hard hit Of the approximately 20,000 who didn t flee the city, 17,000 contracted the fever, and than 5,000 died the equivalent of a million New Yorkers dying in an epidemic today.Fever Season chronicles the drama in Memphis from the outbreak in August until the disease ran its course in late October The story that Jeanette Keith uncovered is a profound and never relevant account of how a catastrophe inspired reactions both heroic and cowardly Some ministers, politicians, and police fled their constituents, while prostitutes and the poor risked their lives to nurse the sick Using the vivid, anguished accounts and diaries of those who chose to stay and those who were left behind, Fever Season depicts the events of that summer and fall In its pages we meet people of great courage and compassion, many of whom died for having those virtues We also learn how a disaster can shape the future of a city.
    Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City By Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart
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    About "Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart"

    1. Jeanette Keith Margie Lenhart

      Jeanette Keith grew up in rural Tennessee, obtained a PhD from Vanderbilt University, and is currently a history professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania Her scholarly work has won awards from the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Association for Women Historians Her most recent book, Fever Season, is written for a general audience, and reflects her interest in the impact of disease on human history.

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