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Tennessee Book Club: The American Plague by Molly Caldwell

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Presented by Tennessee State Museum at ONLINE, Nashville TN

Oct 08 2020
Tennessee Book Club: The American Plague by Molly Caldwell

This month’s selection is The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby. The event will take place online and the link will be sent to attendees the day of the book club.

About the Book:

Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined. In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history’s most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country.

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