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Laurie Halse Anderson's official website for – you guessed it – Fever, 1793.
Laurie Halse Anderson's account of writing Fever, 1793.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Laurie Halse Anderson, but were afraid to ask!
Informative fact sheet on yellow fever from the World Health Organization.
PBS provides information on the 1793 outbreak of yellow fever.
Another great resource from PBS, this one specifically dealing with race.
Is your mouth watering after reading about the Cook family's cooking? Why not try your hand at some eighteenth-century recipes, courtesy of Amelia Simmons?
Got a fever for fever? The truly adventurous may want to investigate Charles Brockden Brown's eighteenth-century novel set during the epidemic.
A website from Harvard that provides information on the 1793 fever, plus links to lots of primary sources.
Have a look at this trailer for a kind of goofy film about Blanchard's 1785 hot air balloon trip across the English Channel.
Check out this portrait of the doctor by Thomas Sully.
This print commemorates Blanchard's crossing of the English Channel (yes, by balloon!) in 1785.
The frontispiece to Daniel A. Payne's History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1891).
A map of the city of Philadelphia during the time of the fever epidemic.
Want a non-fiction account of Philadelphia's yellow fever outbreak too? Check out Jim Murphy's Newberry Honor book – it's suitable for young adult readers.