David McCullough on Americans in Paris between 1830-1900

published 8 years ago by TVO

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough has written "The Great Journey", which covers account the period 1830-1900 in which many American artists and scientists who lived and studied in Paris. Subjects include Samuel Morse, James Fenimore Cooper and Charles Sumner. Sumner witness racial equality whilst at the Sorbonne and became an abolitionist when he returned to the U.S. McCullough also mentions his past biography of President John Adams and states that the calibre of the Founding Fathers was far superior to that of modern day politicians.

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