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Plagues of the Past
Fear and Loathing in Philadelphia

In 1793, the former U.S. capital was ravaged by yellow fever. Its response illustrated the limits of the Enlightenment—but also the strength of the Republic.

Appeared in: Volume 15, Number 6 | Published on: April 21, 2020
Nicole Penn is program manager for Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
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