Yellow Fever Expert To Speak at WTHS Meeting 

Historian Molly Crosby will be the guest speaker at the May meeting of the West Tennessee Historical Society, held Tuesday, May 8th, in the Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School Auditorium. Crosby is the author of American Plague, an account of the yellow fever epidemics that decimated Memphis and many other Southern cities in the late 1800s.

Crosby will explain the methods that she used in researching the story and in recreating the Memphis environment at that time.

Crosby is a Rhodes College graduate, a former editor at National Geographic magazine, and has earned a graduate degree in nonfiction and science writing from Johns Hopkins University. She has published freelance articles in national periodicals.

The WTHS meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. American Plague, published in 2006 by Berkley, is available at local bookstores.

Read the Memphis magazine feature on the book here.

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