Bring Out Your Dead : The Great Plague of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793
by J. H. Powell


Overview - 2016 Reprint of 1949 Edition. Two parts in one volume. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The first major American yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in July 1793 and peaked during the first weeks of October.  Read more...

 
In Stock.

This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 8 copies from $20.20
 
 
 
 

More About Bring Out Your Dead by J. H. Powell
 
 
 
Overview
2016 Reprint of 1949 Edition. Two parts in one volume. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The first major American yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in July 1793 and peaked during the first weeks of October. Philadelphia, then the nation's capital, was the most cosmopolitan city in the United States. Two thousand free blacks lived there, as well as many recent white French-speaking arrivals from the colony of Santo Domingo, who were fleeing from a slave rebellion. Major Revolutionary political figures lived there, and in the first week of September, Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison that everyone who could escape the city was doing so. The epidemic depopulated Philadelphia: 5,000 out of a population of 45,000 died, and chronicler Mathew Carey estimated that another 17,000 fled. In this psychological portrait of a city in terror, J. H. Powell presents a penetrating study of human nature revealing itself. "Bring Out Your Dead" is an absorbing account, form the original sources, of an infamous tragedy that left its mark on all it touched.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781614279853
  • ISBN-10: 1614279853
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 332
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Literary Collections > General
Books > Health & Fitness > Diseases - Contagious
Books > Medical > Epidemiology

 
BAM Customer Reviews