Posts Tagged ‘yellow fever’

A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia's Epidemics

A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia’s Epidemics

July 21, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Sam Dunnington examines disease outbreaks in Philadelphia and the individuals that helped the city navigate its most deadly epidemics > more

Fever 1793: With Capital In Crisis, Stephen Girard Rises To The Occasion

Fever 1793: With Capital In Crisis, Stephen Girard Rises To The Occasion

April 4, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

In honor of "Fever: 1793" airing tonight on 6ABC, Harry Kyriakodis gives us some insight into the epidemic that brought Philadelphia to its knees--and led to the first public health laws in the nation. Twenty thousand citizens fled to the countryside, including members of the federal government, but merchant-shipper Stephen Girard chose to stay > more

Fever! Watch It Wednesday Night

Fever! Watch It Wednesday Night

April 2, 2012  |  Buzz

The second episode in the multi-part documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment" airs this Wednesday at 7:30 on 6ABC. "Fever: 1793" is the complicated story of the American capital under siege by a disease no one understood, a moment that will define the city for decades to come > more

Jefferson’s Monticello On The Schuylkill

Jefferson’s Monticello On The Schuylkill

December 9, 2011  |  Vantage

Eager to escape the crowded city and yet unwilling to give up political influence on the direction of the new nation—and the world—the third president settled on the east bank of the Schuylkill at Grays Ferry > more