Relying upon diaries, newspaper articles, and letters, Jeanette Keith, a professor of history at Bloomsburg University, provides a gripping account of the spread of the deadly 1878 yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, but the greatest strength of “Fever Season’’ resides in the portraits of average citizens and their responses, for better and for worse, to this overwhelming disaster.
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