The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris Topics for Discussion

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What was travel like between America and Europe in the middle 1800s? What sea-going tragedies occurred during this time period? What impact did these tragedies have on sea travel to Europe?

What famous novel was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe? What was her impression of Paris? What did she conclude to be so alluring about Paris?

Of what social issue was Charles Sumner an advocate? What office did he hold in the United States after returning from Paris? What individual assaulted Sumner and why? What were the lasting effects of his injuries?

On what country did France declare war on July 15, 1870? What city was blockaded during the conflict? What impact did the war have on the people of Paris?

How did American foreign minister Elihu Washburne help the German people during the war? What efforts did he make to help Americans who were residing...

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