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Murphy, Jim

Summary: It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This [book] traces the devastating course of the epidemic. [The book] offers a ... glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 614.541 MUR

Biddle, Daniel R.

Summary: Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CATTO, OCTAVIUS BID

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Summary: In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2000

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AND

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JUD

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.47 KIL

Furstenberg, François

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 FUR

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Young Paul Revere and his friends form a club whose members ring the bells at Christ Church, an experience which teaches him responsibility and other lessons that he uses as an adult in the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2003

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE WIN

Furstenberg, François.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.4 FUR

Murphy, Patricia J.

Summary: The story of Olivia and her family on their exciting journey along the Oregon Trail is used to describe what it was like to be a pioneer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MUR

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 KIL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 KIL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 Kilmeade 2015

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial tanner and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 675.23 PET

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Contents: Essays. Collecting the image of America : Charles Willson Peale's The artist in his museum and Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre / Judith Russi Kirshner -- Painting the image of America : portraiture and genre in the 19th century / Elizabeth Milroy -- Americans in the landscape / D. Scott Atkinson -- American impressionism / Elizabeth Milroy -- America and the modernist spirit / D....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Terra Museum of American Art 1987

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.73 PRO

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial doctor and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 610.973 MAR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial miller and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 664.72 PET

Zhang, Ange

Summary: "This is the fascinating story of how a young Chinese author, Guang Weiran, a passionate militant from the age of twelve, fought, using art, theater, poetry and song, especially the famous Yellow River Cantata--the anthem of Chinese national spirit--to create a socially just China. Set during the period of the struggle against the Japanese and the war against the Kuomintang in the 1920s and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GUA

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

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Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Sandler, Martin W

Summary: Describes what happened when a slave ship packed with plunder was captured by pirates in 1717 then sunk by a brutal storm. Tells the story of the 1984 expedition to locate the wreck and what was uncovered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 910 SAN

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Contents: The scope of this study -- The problem -- The Negro in Philadelphia, 1638-1820 -- The Negro in Philadelphia, 1820-1896 -- The size, age and sex of the Negro population -- Conjugal condition -- Sources of the Negro population -- Education and illiteracy -- The occupations of Negroes -- The health of Negroes -- The Negro family -- The organized life of Negroes -- The Negro criminal -- Pauperism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 DUB

Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 595.7 Sidman 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 MER

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MER

Chandler, Elizabeth Margaret

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 CHA

Patrick, Denise Lewis.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Encouraged by her friend Marie-Grace, Cecile finds a way to help her beloved city, New Orleans, in the aftermath of the 1853 yellow fever epidemic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2011

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Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

Bailey, Katharine

Summary: Radisson and des Groseilliers were French explorers and fur traders. Their discoveries led to the creation of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada's oldest corporation and one of the oldest merchant companies in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 971.01 BAI

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