Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

4-2013

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

Abstract

This paper is a historical investigation into the involvement of African Americans during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. It explores key figures, details, medical realities, and media representation. The particular focus lies on the dilemma of suffering in the world and how the African American understanding of evil in this community led to their decision of involvement. Their understanding of theodicy will be weighed against modern philosophical and theological attempts to deal with theodicy.

Comments

Senior Thesis for Senior Seminar for the Department of History