Fever 1793 Questions and Answers

Fever 1793

When George Washington returns to Philadelphia, it is a sign that the fever is over. As the president of his country, he would not be permitted to put himself into danger such as the plague...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2010 6:32 am UTC

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Fever 1793

Honestly? I think it isn't intended as symbolic a lot of the time. I think that whenever it is used in reference to yellow fever, it is literal. That's for the most part. It refers to the way the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2007 2:56 am UTC

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Fever 1793

Once Mattie's mother, Lucille, comes down with the fever, Mattie and Grandfather have to step up to the plate and effectively take over the running of the household. As well as minding the store,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 9:24 am UTC

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Fever 1793

Lucille, Mattie's mother, ends up owning Cook Coffee Shop because her husband, who opened it, fell off a ladder, dying a few months after launching the business. Lucille's two main helpers in...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2019 1:58 pm UTC

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Fever 1793

In Chapter Seven: August 30th, 1793, Matilda and her mother go to have tea with the Ogilvie's. Once there, it is announced that Colette Ogilvie (the oldest daughter) is engaged to Lord Garthing's...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2007 4:30 am UTC

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Fever 1793

According to Mr. Carris, the almshouse is closed in an attempt to prevent the residents from becoming infected with yellow fever.

Latest answer posted May 2, 2007 12:11 pm UTC

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Fever 1793

Mattie, a teenager in the story, is very brave in the face of death and disease. She deals with the problems that she faces with maturity and responsibility.Even when her Mother dies, and she...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2008 6:13 am UTC

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Fever 1793

As is so often the case when people are caught up in a crisis they don't understand, the citizens of Philadelphia blame the spread of yellow fever on outsiders. To be precise, they blame refugees...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 10:43 am UTC

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Fever 1793

Barney is convinced that Mattie is dead, another victim of the terrible epidemic of yellow fever sweeping Philadelphia. Thankfully, he's wrong, although Mattie's very sick indeed. As she lies there...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 12:01 pm UTC

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Fever 1793

The city of Philadelphia was a thriving place during the time that Mattie lived there in Fever 1793. From 1790 to 1800, it was serving as the temporary capital of the young United States while the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 12:04 pm UTC

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Fever 1793

What do you mean by the obituary? Are you referring to the overall death toll that took place in 1793 due to Yellow Fever? Or are you referring to the death of Mattie's grandfather? The death toll...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2009 9:55 pm UTC

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Fever 1793

When you are reading this book, it would be helpful for you to find out some background information so the history makes more sense to you. Basically, the book takes place during the Revolutionary...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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Fever 1793

The answer to your question can be found in chapter 10. With the fever spreading like wildfire through Philadelphia, it is decided that Mattie will be much safer if she goes out to the countryside....

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

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