The Yellow Death: Wilmington & The Epidemic of 1862

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780978624873: The Yellow Death: Wilmington & The Epidemic of 1862

Before the coming of modern medicine, people living near the swampy coastal areas of North Carolina were frequently plagued by diseases that left many sick and dead. One of the worst of these was yellow fever. Carried by mosquitoes, the disease was a mystery to doctors until 1898. That was 36 years too late to save the hundreds of Wilmington residents who perished in the deadly outbreak of 1862. While the Civil War raged throughout the country, and Union warships stood offshore to stop the blockade runners making for the Confederate port at Wilmington, the city was full of soldiers and speculators, sailors, slaves and citizens. Before the yellow fever epidemic ended in November, a full third of Wilmingtons population would be dead. This is the story of a baffling illness that killed more often than not, and of the people who came together to weather the storm of death it brought. This new title in The Young Readers Series of North Carolina History is a perfect way to teach youngsters about a dramatic episode in N.C. history, as well as a super way for adults to acquaint themselves with the topic!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is a life-long resident of southeastern North Carolina, born and raised in Wilmington. He has been a professional writer and publisher since 1994. Jack has been a professional sports announcer and a radio announcer, and founded The Writers Roundtable writer's conference at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the author of The Coastal Chronicles Volume I, The Coastal Chronicles Volume II, and A History Lover's Guide to Wilmington & The Lower Cape Fear. In the The Young Reader s Series of North Carolina History, Jack wrote The Battles for Fort Fisher, "King George and Broadswords!" The Battle at Widow Moores Creek, Under Three Flags: The Fort Johnston Story, and Pirates of the North Carolina Coast. He co-authored The Story of Brunswick Town & Fort Anderson with Franda D. Pedlow. Jack also edited Blue Tide Rising: A Memoir of the Union Army in North Carolina by Major General Jacob D. Cox, Lossing s Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in the Carolinas & Georgia by Benson J. Lossing, and Lossing's Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in Virginia & Maryland, A sketch of the life of Big Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James, and Derelicts, by James Sprunt.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jack E. Fryar
Published by Dram Tree Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0978624874 ISBN 13: 9780978624873
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dram Tree Books, 2008. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88551259

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 24.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jack E. Fryar
Published by Dram Tree Books
ISBN 10: 0978624874 ISBN 13: 9780978624873
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dram Tree Books. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2797749125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 24.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jack E. Fryar, Aubrey Acuna (Illustrator)
Published by Dram Tree Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0978624874 ISBN 13: 9780978624873
Used Perfect Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dram Tree Books, 2008. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0978624874

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 40.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds