The Black Death or black plague is one of the worst pandemics in history. It was caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which causes different types of plague such as bubonic plague. Originally from central Asia, the black plague gradually spread to the European continent and reached its peak between 1347-1351. The disease was brought by rats that were on board of merchant fleets coming to the Mediterranean. The number of people who died during this period is believed to be up to 200 million, more than half of Europe's population. Jews, beggars, and foreigners were persecuted people believed they were the cause of the Black Death. When you are asked to write a black death essay use a sample paper to outline your work. Also, include a brief but captivating introduction and conclusion for essays on Black Death.