Book Discussion on The American Plague

Molly Crosby talked about her book The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History, published… read more

Molly Crosby talked about her book The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History, published by Berkley. The book focues on the summer of 1878, when more than half the population of Memphis, Tennesse, fled the raging yellow fever epidemic, which finally waned when cooler weather set in. The author also traces the scientific fight against the diesease up to recent outbreaks in Africa.This interview was recorded by the BookTV Bus crew at Burke’s Books in Memphis, Tennessee close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
188758-2
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 15, 2009

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  • Mar 29, 2008 | 2:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2008 | 3:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2008 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2008 | 9:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Nov 10, 2008 | 3:19am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2009 | 4:18pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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