About the Book: Greater Journey Americans In Paris
After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans
embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. That they achieved so much
for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history. Elizabeth
Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band.
Another was Charles Sumner, who would become the most powerful, unyielding voice
for abolition in the U.S. Senate. Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James were all "discovering" Paris, marveling
at the treasures in the Louvre, or out with the Sunday throngs strolling the
citys boulevards and gardens.