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The genre for "Fever 1793" is called historical fiction.   This genre is a sub category in the fiction category where historical events, at least fifty years in the past when written are the subject in a work of fiction.

"Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers published Anderson's novel Fever 1793 in 2000, an historical novel set in Philadelphia during the post-Revolutionary War."

"The story uses real-life recollections to develop the bitterness and fear of neighbor toward neighbor as people physically cast aside the infected and buried thousands."