What are some historical events that happened in the book Fever 1793?

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Laurie Halse Anderson's historical novel Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia. As portrayed in the book, Philadelphia was then the nation's capital. The narrator of the novel mentions the State House, where the Congress then met. Coffeehouses, like the one portrayed in the novel, were common in Philadelphia at the time, and they were places where people could gather to speak about politics and to exchange ideas. The character of Eliza in the novel is a freed slave, and Philadelphia was home to about 2,000 freed slaves at the time. 


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