Yellow Fever and the South by
Call Number: Crerar Stacks RA644.Y4H860 1992
Publication Date: 1992
In the last half of the nineteenth century, the American South was plagued by yellow fever epidemics. This tropical disease stalked the South's steaming urban areas, killing its victims with overwhelming hepatitis and hemorrhage. Its toll was devastating: in the notorious 1878 epidemic alone, 20,000 people died in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys.